Definition of Pettishnesses
1. pettishness [n] - See also: pettishness
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Literary usage of Pettishnesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1862)
"... he found her so unfailingly and unvaryingly good to him through all the little humors and pettishnesses that almost always accompany a large brain, ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1840)
"... has borne its pettishnesses and follies with good-natured patience ; and, to this hour, is enduring its wilful absurdities and petulant provocations ..."
3. Dramatic Opinions and Essays with an Apology: Containing as Well a Word on by Bernard Shaw (1907)
"... flimsy little opera; and the part was left to the pretty pettishnesses and ladylike superficialities of Miss Zelie de Lussan until Calve took it up. ..."
4. Omniana; Or, Horae Otiosiores by Robert] [Southey, Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1812)
"... atid apologies, and pettishnesses, to have been all the writer's fiction. This insinuation that my Lord the Admiral did not write his questions himself, ..."
5. The Real Shelley: New Views of the Poet's Life by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1885)
"... on her own confession, that her life with Shelley was fruitful of the bickerings and contentions, the petty pettishnesses and paltry ..."
6. Royal Truths by Henry Ward Beecher (1869)
"... ten million pettishnesses, ten million waspish dispositions, pierce and puncture the heart, and all its graces are drawn out. You are empty because you ..."