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In order to have sunlight at home, it is not enough negatively to abstain from fault-finding and general peevishness.
"The police ought to stop it, I tell you," Willie insisted, with a peevishness that was like a dash of vinegar.
Pet, pet, n. a sudden fit of peevishness or slight passion: ill-humour.
If she were hard pressed she emitted a pathetic peevishness that rendered further argument impossible.
THE NECROMANCERSROBERT HUGH BENSON
They must be chastised out of their peevishness and lashed into obedience .
ANDREW MARVELLAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
Good nature consists in a naturally amiable and even disposition, free from all peevishness and fretting.
Peevishness, restlessness, vague longings and instability of character, are amongst the least of these.
FRUITS OF PHILOSOPHYCHARLES KNOWLTON
I never go into the house unless I am sent for professionally, for their peevishness and bad temper are intolerable.
A GIRL OF THE COMMUNEGEORGE ALFRED HENTY
Faults to be avoided; laziness, poetic fancies without basis, small tyranny, peevishness.
Often hast thou wetted the tunic upon my breast, ejecting the wine in infant peevishness.

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