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Snappishly   Listen

In an ill-natured and snappish manner.

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"Snappishly" Quotes from Famous Books

... particular grievance was want of money. Not by any means an uncommon one, you might remind her; but she snappishly would tell you that "she knowd that, but some people weren't like other people." In time one came to learn what she meant by this. She had come to the Colonies in the early days—days when the making of money in appreciable quantity was ...
— The Mystery of a Hansom Cab • Fergus Hume

... Minnie said almost snappishly, as she wriggled away from him; "my waist is mussed up enough from working in the kitchen, without ...
— Abe and Mawruss - Being Further Adventures of Potash and Perlmutter • Montague Glass

... stumped along, "pretty well for eighty, thanky," as he somewhat snappishly answered to the neighbours who out-walked him on the road. They would ...
— The Dragon of Wantley - His Tale • Owen Wister

... having a stroll one morning with a little fellow of four years old, who was chattering to him about his services, Squire Humbert came upon them, stopped, and snappishly asked what he meant by disturbing the whole ...
— The Shellback's Progress - In the Nineteenth Century • Walter Runciman

... when Ned came in from school looking pale and white, gave random answers to questions, and even, to the astonishment of the class, answered Mr. Porson himself snappishly, the master, when school was over and the boys were leaving ...
— Through the Fray - A Tale of the Luddite Riots • G. A. Henty

... quite out of sight; and an old Crab took the opportunity of saying to her daughter 'Ah, my dear! Let this be a lesson to you never to lose YOUR temper!' 'Hold your tongue, Ma!' said the young Crab, a little snappishly. 'You're enough to try ...
— Alice's Adventures in Wonderland • Lewis Carroll

... her; I didn't show her the paper. We never tell mamma such things; she is a nervous invalid, and it would fret her to death," Agnes responded snappishly. ...
— A Flock of Girls and Boys • Nora Perry

... and taught him how to move and how to speak and sing. Iglesias and I did not disdain batrachian studies, and set no limit to our merriment at their quaint, solemn, half-human pranks. One question still is unresolved,—Why do frogs stay and be tickled? They snap snappishly at the titillating straw; they snatch at it with their weird little hands; they parry it skilfully. They hardly can enjoy being tickled, and yet they endure, paying a dear price for the society ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862 • Various

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