peevishly

All Adverb
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  • He observed peevishly that he knew how it had all been brought about. Cited from History United Netherlands, 1586e by Motley
  • He lived alone and peevishly, and he did neither good nor evil. Cited from Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • I turned my head peevishly away, and closed my eyes again. Cited from Honor Edgeworth, by Vera
  • The sergeant-major ran his hand through his hair and took up his magazine again peevishly. Cited from Three Soldiers, by John Dos Passos
  • James took the news of his cousin's good fortune a little peevishly. Cited from The Vision Splendid, by William MacLeod Raine
  • "I think no one ever had such a set of children as mine!" she peevishly continued. Cited from The Channings: A Story, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • He came at their backs, and asked peevishly what was to do now. Cited from Hard Cash, Charles Reade
  • Come, sir, you peevishly threw it to her; and her will is it should be so returned. Cited from Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare
  • She turned and looked at him; she broke into a peevishly nervous laugh. Cited from Tristram of Blent, by Anthony Hope
  • "Are the servants going to lie in bed all day?" he said peevishly. Cited from In Honour's Cause, by George Manville Fenn
  • "That his first fury may fall on me!" said the old woman, peevishly. Cited from A Thorny Path, by Georg Ebers, v2
  • "Whatever are you so late for?" she asked a little peevishly. Cited from Marcella, by Mrs. Humphry Ward [AKA: Mary Augusta Arnold Ward]
  • He looked at the servant, and pointed peevishly to a chair at his side. Cited from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • "I wish you'd let me alone!" said the boy, peevishly. Cited from The Drummer Boy, by John Trowbridge
  • Why had she put away the subject, carelessly, and yet peevishly, when it was mentioned? Cited from Two Years Ago, Volume I, by Charles Kinglsey
  • "I wish you would let me alone about it!" cried Helen, very peevishly. Cited from King Midas: A Romance, by Upton Sinclair
  • Come, sir, you peevishly threw it to her; and her will is it should be so return'd. Cited from Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare
  • Come, Sir, you peevishly threw it to her; and her will is, it should be so returned. Cited from The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 2: Elia, by Charles Lamb
  • "Oh, for -- lay off it, will you?" said the city editor peevishly. Cited from The Bat, by M. R. Rinehart & Avery Hopwood
  • He cut me short, peevishly enough, being naturally a poor, weak, womanish sort of man. Cited from The Queen of Hearts, by Wilkie Collins
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Meaning of peevishly

  • adverb In a peevish manner