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And when you do there's always Scrabble - so you can thrash us wee-smelling, senile old ladies with your peevish sesquipedalianism.
At the start of his career, Shakespeare depicted a girl's rebellion as peevish and perverse, yet by the end of his career 'this independence [was] key to their identities' (124).
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Now many people see their praiseworthy accomplishments as examples of cheating, and their denials as evidence of their peevish behavior.
It is ironic that pro-EU British politicians in the 1960s believed that entry into Europe would stop their nation from drifting into peevish, self-defeating insularity as it parted company with the worldwide empire over which it had long presided.
His brother, according to Stern, at different points is disgruntled and peevish, and explains, urges, or pleads.
It is an area where winter comes early and tarries long - hence the local advice to strangers is to wear an extra layer or two of clothing, especially when that bitter north-east wind blows, making the water peevish and discordant and the angler miserable.
The two gained a reputation for their peevish on-screen disagreements, but they became close friends off screen.
irritable, impatient, lazy, super-sensitive, nervous, peevish, superstitious or overfastidious individuals'.
The reason was probably to give a peevish snub to England in the sizeable form of King George IV, who had upset the composer by failing to respond to the present Beethoven had made him of the manuscript score of his Battle of Vittoria, a hugely popular orchestral showpiece, complete with mechanical effects and gunfire, describing Wellington's victory.
People from both sects are equally guilty and should be ashamed of themselves for their peevish attitudes.
Brooks assembles a large cast of characters, juggling multiple points of view and story lines, and laces the narrative with his particular peevish humor.
From the invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and 2006, Iraq in 1991 and 2003, Gaza in 2009 and lately its peevish demand of the Security Council to take action against Libya, the Arab League has been transformed into a spineless Arab institution incapable of standing up to defend Arab rights , even in words, let alone deeds.
The two youngest of the Pevensie siblings, having returned from Narnia and having spent the last three years living in our world, are finding it somewhat hard to cope with the reality of sharing a home with their peevish and scornful cousin Eustace, who is not particularly thrilled with their company either.
This kind of hectoring behaviour towards junior staff is inexcusable and the culprits should be identified and forced to appear before a disciplinary panel to explain their conduct and if they are found to have a case to answer they should be told to apologise and offer an undertaking to their victim that there will not be a repetition of the peevish expletive-laced language reminiscent of lager louts after they have been on a 24 hour 'bender'.