We can perceive he was short-tempered, thin of skin: a violently sensitive man.
“I wish to apologize for being so short-tempered this morning,” he began.
So as most of the people of the Green Forest were hungry all the time, they were also short-tempered all the time.
I'll get blamed if you go, and he's short-tempered this morning.
To be sure, there was Peter Mink, who was long-bodied and short-tempered, as the stranger appeared to be.
All of them are short-tempered, and the bars of their captivity not too strong.
Philip Phillimore is a self-centered, short-tempered, imperious member of the respectable fashionables of New York.
The wind, it seemed, too, was expressing a little of the afternoon's short-tempered.
He had lately become quick and short-tempered, but always with a visible attempt to be kind to those around him.
Please forgive me for being (a) short-tempered; (b) tedious.