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Besides these, there was a general rush from Richard’s kennel, accompanied with every canine tone from the howl of the wolf-dog to the petulant bark of the terrier.
It was to him I was to tell it," he repeated, with the petulant obstinacy of a very old man.
That through the utmost depths of poverty and affliction she had toiled, never turning aside for an instant from her task, never wearied by the petulant gloom of a sick man sustained by no consoling recollections of the past or hopes of the future; never repining for the comforts she had rejected, or bewailing the hard lot she had voluntarily incurred.
With those submissive words, the dutiful wife preceded him down a few stairs to a little basement front room, half kitchen, half parlour, where a girl of about nineteen, with an exceedingly pretty figure and face, but with an impatient and petulant expression both in her face and in her shoulders (which in her sex and at her age are very expressive of discontent), sat playing draughts with a younger girl, who was the youngest of the House of Wilfer.
The thing had been remarked with petulant jealousy by his wife, and she regarded her husband's absorbing devotion to the child with suspicion and dislike; all that was given to her seemed so much taken from herself.
I set the extinguisher on the flame, receiving as I did so a slap on my hand and a petulant 'cross thing
This petulant and brusque demeanour of President Trump could be better understood by the recent book 'The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump'.
Petulant Iain Duncan Smith went as far as to call a sober report on the options available to the UK following an exit as a "dodgy dossier".
It would look petulant and childish to spend time plotting against Corbyn.
WHILE France has been forced to join the petulant and (for the EU) economically disastrous sanctions against Russia and has refused to deliver the first of two warships bought by the Russian navy, I see President Putin has made a gift to the French people of a Christmas tree to be placed in front of Notre Dame.
He was also petulant and inconsistent, but, then again, so was Viduka.
Two wonderful players but most of all funny, moody, petulant, brilliant showmen.
BRISTOL ROVERS boss Mark McGhee has ripped into Scots stopper Garry Kenneth, branding him "lazy, petulant and unprofessional".
Washington, July 16 ( ANI ): Steve Jobs, the man who gave the world iconic products like iPhone, iPod and iMac, was a very petulant and mean person, ccording to the late Apple co-founder's biographer.
That's just being a petulant egotist with a bad temper.