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 Meanings and Examples of PETULANT
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petulant
 a.  easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  For a fleeting instant she saw Melanie's incredulous face, the look on the chaperons' faces, the petulant girls, the enthusiastic approval of the soldiers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  She drank until Prissy's petulant: "Well, Ah's thusty, too, Miss Scarlett," made her recall the needs of the others.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
3  She vented petulant words every now and then, but there were sighs between her words, and sudden listenings between her sighs.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
4  "Oh, I am tired of sitting, and I don't want a life-sized portrait of myself," answered the lad, swinging round on the music-stool in a wilful, petulant manner.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
5  It would be the worse for us if our petulant prayers were answered.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: X
6  I wish I'd let my hair alone, cried Meg petulantly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
7  "You'd have nothing but horses, inkstands, and novels in yours," answered Meg petulantly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
8  "I've been so scared and worried, I don't want to have anything to do with lovers for a long while, perhaps never," answered Meg petulantly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
9  She felt excited and strange, and not knowing what else to do, followed a capricious impulse, and, withdrawing her hands, said petulantly, "I don't choose."
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
10  "You ought to have sent word, or told me this morning, and you ought to have remembered how busy I was," continued Meg petulantly, for even turtledoves will peck when ruffled.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
11  "I don't see why you're so much nicer to her than to me," said Scarlett petulantly, one afternoon when Melanie and Pitty had retired to take their naps and she was alone with him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  'Well then we're all plucked apples,' said Hammond, rather acidly and petulantly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
13  With the unreasonable petulance of mankind I rang the bell and gave a curt intimation that I was ready.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
14  Front-de-Boeuf would have replied, but Prince John's petulance and levity got the start.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
15  "The marriage is no misfortune in itself," she retorted with some little petulance.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
Example Sentence:
1  Her narrow face was fixed in petulant defiance.
2  He was a midfielder of considerable strengths, a taker of sublime free-kicks, a global brand, a nice guy, a genuine role model, a petulant peacock at times but always a tireless worker for his teams.
3  And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.