1 The discussion of Mr. Collins's offer was now nearly at an end, and Elizabeth had only to suffer from the uncomfortable feelings necessarily attending it, and occasionally from some peevish allusions of her mother.
2 Her affection tired very soon, however, and when she grew peevish, Hindley became tyrannical.
3 He was christened Linton, and, from the first, she reported him to be an ailing, peevish creature.
4 They were not only opinionative, peevish, covetous, morose, vain, talkative, but incapable of friendship, and dead to all natural affection, which never descended below their grandchildren.
5 He was assailed by a fancy for peevish familiarity, common enough to doctors and priests, but which was not habitual with him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
6 Injustice had made her peevish, and misery had made her ugly.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER III—THE LARK
7 She was dry, rough, peevish, sharp, captious, almost venomous; all this in memory of her monk, whose widow she was, and who had ruled over her masterfully and bent her to his will.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VIII—MADAME VICTURNIEN EXPENDS THIRTY FRANCS ON M...
8 I wondered peevishly why they couldn't put her anywhere else instead of quartering her on me.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
9 Well, friend," said the Abbot, peevishly, "thou art ill to please with thy woodcraft.