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in a peevish manner

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On the other hand, a different cabinet member, Jeremy Hunt, tells us that we are a wicked lot of people, who are banishing our elderly parents to live together in old peoples' homes, when we should be doing what Chinese peasants always did, because they never had any other choice, namely, getting all three generations to bunk up together, living fractiously on top of each other.
Within educated Roman Catholic circles, mutedly in the 1920s and 30s, more fractiously in the late 40s and 50s, and culminating in positions taken at Vatican II in the 60s, Catholic theologians, as well as Catholic thinkers and writers, debated the meaning of nature and grace, and they held this debate in both Thomist and Augustinian terms.
While councillors usually bicker fractiously at the length of time they are allowed to speak, they were often happy to let Goodway expound at witty, eloquent length.
In Subaru-Mercedes, 2009, for example, Jacob's son Sami tries to parse a nagging ambivalence about his "divided nationality"--one set between "Eastern" and "Western" cultures--while off camera, his wife and two daughters can be heard fractiously countering his explanations.
In questioning the set types according to which the cast of characters in the rehearsed version are identified, and in considering the range of social groups that cohabited (however fractiously) in the limited, albeit symbolically dynamic, space of a handful of square blocks near downtown Toronto, Henderson is able to present an unusually full illustration.
Joyce Dalsheim treats another minority that also relates fractiously to the secular Jewish majority in Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion, and the Israeli Settlement Project (Oxford, March).
Exasperation may have been high, especially with Mars and Mercury sparking fractiously with each other.
Fractiously complex issues arising from the encounter of the biblical text with practices and values issuing from disparate cultural contexts are steadily chipping away at the communion of Anglicans worldwide.