tantrum

[ tan-truh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF tantrum
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Because, before you went into any tantrum about yourself, who are—'

But Brother Archangias, still holding his cards, flew into a tantrum: 'Oh!

It had been a cruel letter, but unconsidered, like the tantrum of a child.

Her voice soared shrilly to match the heights of her tantrum.

“What a tantrum Martha will be in,” muttered Eliza, as she left the room.

He could see the Jane Oglethorpe of the portrait in just such a tantrum.

Oh, shes like that when she gets a tantrum, the girl responded, looking worried.

Who, put in my place, would not have gone into a tantrum, sir?

He went off in a tantrum, as a man will when he takes pepper up his nose.

Then our own engine awoke, and ran all day, as if she never knew what a tantrum was.

WORD ORIGIN

1714, originally colloquial, of unknown origin.

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