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Little did Tressan dream to what a cask of gunpowder he was applying the match of his smug pertness.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Avoid sarcasm; it will, unconsciously to yourself, degenerate into pertness, and often downright rudeness.
At times, too, when the wild fit was upon her, she would break into pertness and rebel openly against Alleyne's gentle firmness.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
"It is not our custom in Spain to reward pertness in a messenger," Don Pedro answered, patting the head of his greyhound.
THE WHITE COMPANYARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Hatty is growing much more like herself, with the pertness left out.
OUT IN THE FORTY-FIVEEMILY SARAH HOLT
Almost Kenny could see him chirking up into insolence and the pertness of a bird.
KENNYLEONA DALRYMPLE
She possessed more envy than good-nature, more passion than sense, and more pertness than pride.
THE EVE OF ALL-HALLOWS, V. 2 OF 3MATTHEW WELD HARTSTONGE
But aside from the pertness of the answer, already it was dimly recognised as an offence for one to stay up longer than the other.
THE MAGNETIC NORTHELIZABETH ROBINS (C. E. RAIMOND)
It was perhaps an indication of Lizzie's pertness that she very soon retired and left the Baroness on her brother's hands.
THE EUROPEANSHENRY JAMES
Her pupil, though wholly without aspirations to pertness, barely faltered.
WHAT MAISIE KNEWHENRY JAMES

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