querulous


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habitually complaining

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Many of the frightened return boys had crowded on deck, and their plaintive, querulous voices sounded like the sleepy noises of a roost of birds.
She slaved, toiled, patched, and mended, sang and played backgammon, read out the newspaper, cooked dishes, for old Sedley, walked him out sedulously into Kensington Gardens or the Brompton Lanes, listened to his stories with untiring smiles and affectionate hypocrisy, or sat musing by his side and communing with her own thoughts and reminiscences, as the old man, feeble and querulous, sunned himself on the garden benches and prattled about his wrongs or his sorrows.
The grass houses seemed lifeless, but at last, from one of them, came a challenge in the querulous, high-pitched tones of age:
And then he sighed a querulous, self-commiserating sigh, as if in pure regret that he, the loved and courted of so many worshippers, should be now abandoned to the mercy of a harsh, exacting, cold-hearted woman like that, and even glad of what kindness she chose to bestow.
He looked up in Tom's face with a querulous desire for some assurance.
But Adam did not come down again; he was too weary and worn-out to encounter more of his mother's querulous grief, and he went to rest on his bed.
said Lisbeth, taking the cup and speaking in a less querulous tone, "had ye got no feyther and mother, then, as ye war so sorry about your aunt?
But that period going by, she became querulous about the cold, and shivered and whimpered.
I wonder--' Such a vista of wonder opened out before her, that she sat looking up at the stars, quite lost, until Maggy was querulous again, and wanted to get up and walk.
Of a sudden another broke out in a querulous way like a man who has mislaid his hat.
An aged widow was crying out in a querulous, lamentable tone for her son, whose affectionate toil had supported her for many a.
Our politicians, the most loquacious and querulous class, with their no-holds-barred attitude have now such low tolerance threshold that interaction between political opponents has been reduced to atrocious mud-slinging and chances of having a reasoned political dialogue in a decent manner are quite slim.
Indeed she could be querulous, even cantankerous, which her friends saw as an outlet for the heartbreak she suffered over the loss of Quezon Memorial Circle and Nayon Pilipino, which it was her mission to preserve and conserve.
Exotica is supplied by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), comic relief by The Flash (Ezra Miller) whose shtick is querulous and Woody Allen-ish ('Why do we have brunch when it's basically lunch?
Bronfman's ghost-written book is poignant and amusingly candid, not least about his difficult family: We learn of the father who never said he loved him, the imperious older brother, the two querulous sisters, the failed marriages, and of course his nephew, swingin' Edgar Jr.