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Oh, it's all very well to call me your dear,' said Bella, with a pettish whimper, 'and I am glad to be called so, though I have slight enough claim to be.
Not one hour old, yet of sciential brain To unperplex bliss from its neighbour pain; Define their pettish limits, and estrange Their points of contact, and swift counterchange; Intrigue with the specious chaos, and dispart Its most ambiguous atoms with sure art .
No matter what the talking heads say, there are opportunities to be had, according to Ted Pettish, principal and director of investments for The Henssler Financial Group, a $1 billion investment firm based in suburban Atlanta.
Her pettish flirtation with an aging admirer, one Donald Fraser, was chronicled by Ellen blow by blow.
12) Note that Leonard's nickname for Virginia, 'the brute', seems to image her unmanageable and often virtually savage side, which is handily managed by the pettish cosiness of this interchange.
unreconciled To capture; and completely gives Its pettish humours licence, barely Requiring that it lives.
30) The teacher admitted punishing the child, although he denied that the punishment was inappropriate, and he suggested that "these children are very pettish in manner, and I have no doubt that they sometimes tell stories at home.
Velazquez, a partner with Pettish Freyberg Marcus & Velazquez.