"When one has supped well, it is always a beautiful night," he said testily.
I know that,” said Murray testily; “but you said that you were getting them scratched out.
“You all speak as if the poorhouse was a gaol,” the doctor said testily.
“But he must have given her some cause to think,” he said testily.
Bless me, Yussuf,” cried Mr Burne testily; “anyone would think that this was your excursion and not ours.
Patricia said testily, "We've been through all that, Rossie, good heavens."
"I am all right," he told them testily, and looking uneasily at Grizel.
"I can't support all my relations, and I won't," said Silas, testily.
"When you marry that wuthless Tom McChesney," said her grandfather, testily.
“You might have brought a hand with ye, man,” said the latter, testily.
c.1500, "impetuous, rash," from Middle English testif "headstrong" (late 14c.), from Anglo-French testif, Old French testu "stubborn," literally "heady," from teste "head," from Late Latin testa "skull," in classical Latin "pot, shell" (see tester (n.2)). Meaning "easily irritated" is first recorded 1520s.