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Examples of Petulant
Along this edge of the Downs stands a picturesque row of pine-trees, stunted, bittered, and twisted through many a winter by the upland gales.
Hard by was a little wood, delightfully grassy and cool, fenced about with railings she could easily have climbed; but a notice-board, severely admonishing trespassers, forbade the attempt.
He would not endure a question concerning his health.
All his doings were to her a subject of ceaseless anxiety, of a profound distress which, in his presence, she was obliged to conceal.
A day or two of roaming at large gave her an appetite for activity.
Her mental suffering had made the physical harder to bear; she was now recovering health of mind and body, and found with surprise that life had a new savour, independent of the timorous joy born with her child.