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Aubyn's princely Indian novelist be beached on a silk pillow, peevishly nursing a grudge against Anglo-Saxons?
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.
They sing him a taunting ditty and drive away, whereupon he peevishly sets fire to his own car and walks away.
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).
Vanessa complains that "London is full of Africans" and peevishly voices her exclusive stance insisting that: "this is [her] land", "It is [their] country" and "it is [her] house" (84, 91, 93).
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.
Take the famous Maruti line for example with a cute surdy boy peevishly saying "ki kara, petrol khatam hi nahin hounda," or the Hero Honda's now world famous tagline for the Splendor, "fill it, shut it, forget it.
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.
According to Paul Foos, "Courts of inquiry in the Mexican War era regularly showed leniency to officers who injured or killed unruly soldiers, even when they acted rashly or peevishly.