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This judicial bent of the child is a curious one and often develops a priggish fondness for setting others morally straight.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
And yet if we had been that low-cut lady we would certainly have given that interfering and priggish little youngster a walloping.
He's a bit of a prig—in fact, he's as priggish as he well can be—but he's never done anything but run straight.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
Amy was telling me of some priggish things that Miss Belloc had said, and I did use those very words yesterday.
AMY IN ACADIAHELEN LEAH REED
The development of Percival from a priggish misanthrope to a man and a lover is beautifully told.
Of one of those inmates, the rather priggish Jack Tosswill, she had made a real conquest.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
It was unfortunate that Radmore seemed to regard Jack Tosswill as a mere boy—a rather tiresome, priggish boy.
WHAT TIMMY DIDMARIE ADELAIDE BELLOC LOWNDES
He told me afterwards that he was conscious at the time of a horrible priggish superiority.
THE DARK FORESTHUGH WALPOLE
If I seem to have given rather a priggish picture of Arthur, it is a totally erroneous one.
He did not say this priggishly, although to an ordinary man of the world such a way of regarding wealth would seem priggish.

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