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  • r  in a petulant manner; `Go away!'"
  • r  in an irritable manner
    she had become irritably exact

  • For five straight sittings the House of Commons had irritably talked about the nation's manpower, given no thought to women.
  • Motorists whizzing from New Jersey to Manhattan through Holland Tunnel (under the Hudson River) honked irritably at a car which crept stubbornly at 20 m.
  • The South, long inured to red bugs, screwworms, rattlesnakes, alligators and other varmints, irritably recognized last week that it had a new pest on its hands: the fire ant.

  • Bob Woodward in Washington Post
    The president,Bob Woodward writes in his new book, "talked irritably of how he believed there was an 'elite' class in America that thought he could do nothing right."

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