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 Meanings and Examples of PERT
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pert
 a.  improperly forward or bold; trim and stylish in appearance
Classic Sentence:
1  With old gentlemen, a girl was pert and saucy and almost, but not quite, flirtatious, so that the old fools' vanities would be tickled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  This was one time when she knew she couldn't wiggle out of her punishment by sitting on his knee and being sweet and pert.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  Seeing Gerald's puzzled hurt face, she patted his knee again and managed an imitation of the pert smile he used to love.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  If you can't be reverent, at least don't be so pert and opinionated, now when men and women are dying.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  As he was carried past they made pert remarks to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
6  And serves you right," said Jane, the pert chambermaid, "if you will take their money to get drunk on.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
7  The queer pert little mite gazed cheekily at Connie.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
8  An odious, little, pert, unnatural, impudent girl.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
9  The men appeared to her all coarse, the women all pert, everybody underbred; and she gave as little contentment as she received from introductions either to old or new acquaintance.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
10  He was very pert and lively, and hopped about so close to her feet, and put his head on one side and looked at her so slyly that she asked Ben Weatherstaff a question.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
11  Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: IX
12  He many a time spoke sternly to me about my pertness; and averred that the stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  He loved her pertness, her high spirits and the quaint sweet manner she had of showing her love for him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
14  Venn moved as if he would retire to the kitchen, when Thomasin said with pleasant pertness as she went on with some sewing, "Of course you must sit down here."
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
Example Sentence:
1  I think your pert and impudent remarks call for an apology.