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The question was put rather testily and caused the other to shift uncomfortably before making answer.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
All the more reason why you should begin to think of settling down, replied his father testily.
THOSE DALE GIRLSFRANK WESTON CARRUTH
"Oh, it wouldn't do for me to enter into particulars with you," replied Digby, rather testily.
"If you want to put everything in the most disagreeable way you can—yes," admitted Chester testily.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
"You might just as well advise me to set up a carriage and pair," answered John, somewhat testily.
FOR JOHN'S SAKEANNIE FRANCES PERRAM
At that a gentleman remarked, testily, to hide his own agitation, that dogs really had very little sense.
GREYFRIARS BOBBYELEANOR ATKINSON
Thank you—er—if you don't mind—I mean if you will be so kind—(to the parlor maid testily) What is it?
YOU NEVER CAN TELLGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Little Jim looked disconsolate and said nothing, which, as the Bloater testily remarked, was another of his witty rejoinders.
Madame Volenville testily changed her place, which she had done already several times.
The majority vouchsafed no reply; others, fancying it was pomatum for ringworm of the scalp, refused testily.

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lackadaisicaladjective | [lak-uh-dey-zi-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION