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In order to have sunlight at home, it is not enough negatively to abstain from fault-finding and general peevishness.How to be Happy Though Married|E. J. Hardy.
"The police ought to stop it, I tell you," Willie insisted, with a peevishness that was like a dash of vinegar.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
Pet, pet, n. a sudden fit of peevishness or slight passion: ill-humour.
If she were hard pressed she emitted a pathetic peevishness that rendered further argument impossible.The Necromancers|Robert Hugh Benson
They must be chastised out of their peevishness and lashed into obedience .Andrew Marvell|Augustine Birrell