Examples from the Web for petulance
Fortunately, Boehner has elected to ignore this display of petulance and continue with his landmark attempt to sue the president.
The 19-year-old pop star, petulance personified, is acting out.The Epic Justin Bieber Meltdown May Be the Most Worrisome One Yet|Kevin Fallon|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The line captures the intriguing paradox that is West, a mélange of petulance, bombast, unintentional—or intentional?Praise ‘Yeezus’: Kanye West’s New Album Is an Eclectic Tour de Force|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Except for a bit of petulance directed toward Stephanopoulos and a bit of pique directed at Huntsman, Romney maintained his cool.Paul Begala: Mitt Romney’s Competition Folds in New Hampshire Debate|Paul Begala|January 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"No, I won't drink that stuff," I replied, with all the petulance and ill-humour traditionally allowed a star.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
Outside the sun was warm, the flood was calling from the dam, and the boy's petulance was gone at once.The Last Stetson|John Fox Jr.
Her face, unpainted, was pale, an expression of petulance discernible.The Three Black Pennys|Joseph Hergesheimer
One look at the face of heaven and earth lays all petulance at rest, and soothes us to wiser convictions.Essays, Second Series|Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every old man complains of the growing depravity of the world, of the petulance and insolence of the rising generation.