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Rout, bending an attentive ear, muttered peevishly something under his breath.
Maggie would certainly have torn it off, if she had not been checked by the remembrance of her recent humiliation about her hair; as it was, she confined herself to fretting and twisting, and behaving peevishly about the card-houses which they were allowed to build till dinner, as a suitable amusement for boys and girls in their best clothes.
You won't lose Katerina Ivanovna, you may be sure, she'll come to you herself since she has run out," he added peevishly.
However, the nation of New Zealand had been acting peevishly even before the tournament began.
He complains about the composer's alleged "envy" and states peevishly that "frankly, I did not like either him or his music.
Asked rather peevishly why it had taken three days for Better Together to reply to an email, Darling explained, twice, through gritted teeth that Better Together is desperately short of cash so was unable to employ an army of staff to answer emails.
Summary: On his visit to Jerusalem, US President Barack Obama peevishly urged Arab countries to take part in the collective candle-blowing ceremony and mark the 'official' birthday of the Jewish state in the Middle East (ME).
Clearly the insolvency of Henry Austen's Alton bank meant a good deal more to James than it did to John Evans, who somewhat peevishly replied on 9 December that he regretted "that the Bank at Alton should have failed but that can make no difference" (mssHA 2730), which is to say no difference in the greater disaster of Moira's affairs.
I grumbled on Facebook, Jeffrey inquired what was wrong, and I peevishly informed him that I was plotting his demise.
who in Herzog's production does little but pout peevishly until.
Never in the history of this respected Congress would the mantel of the US leadership be submitted peevishly to a foreign statesman whose interests are at odds with those of the American people at large.