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I thought you had gone to sleep,' said Sir Mulberry, reappearing with an ill-tempered air.
As for him, for the first week or two, he was peevish and low, fretting, I suppose, over his dear Annabella's departure, and particularly ill-tempered to me: everything I did was wrong; I was cold-hearted, hard, insensate; my sour, pale face was perfectly repulsive; my voice made him shudder; he knew not how he could live through the winter with me; I should kill him by inches.
When he comes back, he is moody and ill-tempered, or else half mad with excitement.
Kitty glanced at her sister, and the cold, rather ill-tempered expression of her face did not change.
The other, his short, sharp, ill-tempered manner of speaking to the servants-- which may be only a bad habit after all.
I consider him to be eminently ill-tempered and disagreeable, and totally wanting in kindness and good feeling.
Arsenal have won their appeal against Gabriel's red card for kicking out at Costa during Saturday's ill-tempered clash.
The Lions edged an ill-tempered game between the strugglers as referee Stephen Martin sent off three players.
ENGLAND'S penultimate pre-World Cup friendly ended in an ill-tempered draw against Ecuador, with Raheem Sterling and Antonio Valencia both sent off in Miami.
MADRID, Rabi'II 6, 1435, Feb 6, 2014, SPA -- Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is not pleased by the actions of some national team players during an ill-tempered Copa del Rey semifinal between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
In an ill-tempered game between Mottram and The Laburnum, which saw three players sent off for Laburnum and one from Mottram, football eventually broke through as Mottram won the encounter 6-3 with Paul Colbeck scoring two goals.
4 CRISTIANO RONALDO hit a second-half hat-tricK to spare Portugal's blushes against Northern Ireland on an ill-tempered night that saw three red cards at Windsor ParK.
MICHAEL OWEN faces the threat of FA action this week after appearing to throw a punch at Mikel Arteta in an ill-tempered end to Stoke's 1-0 defeat at Arsenal.
Summary: Melbourne: Sri Lanka won an ill-tempered and rain-shortened final T20 international against Australia off the .
0 LEAMINGTON slipped to a third defeat in four matches in an entertaining if occasionally ill-tempered encounter at Spencer Stadium.