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Well, then, it won't do for you to come and be pettish here because you have seen a man in my box.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
This morning angry a little in the morning, and my house being so much out of order makes me a little pettish.
His tone was pettish and he stooped down and began to toss splinters and broken boards upon the woodpile.
THE LANDLOPERHOLMAN DAY
My father, as anybody may naturally imagine, came down with my mother into the country, in but a pettish kind of a humour.
She soothed the lovelorn and pettish damsel with every expression that could gratify pride and rouse high thoughts of revenge.
He wanted to ask his pettish sister a question, but evidently did not know how to go about it.
He gets quite pettish—and after having had it out every morning for years, it does seem funny.
The doctor turned away to his desk with the pettish gesture of a woman whose inner thoughts are not divined.
THE SQUIRREL-CAGEDOROTHY CANFIELD
"I'm sick of bed," said Julian, in a pettish tone quite foreign to his usual speech.
How she wished now that she had not been so pettish and disagreeable to her!
NELLIE'S HOUSEKEEPINGJOANNA MATHEWS

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