Tantrum in a sentence

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Definition of Tantrum

  • A whim; an affected air.
  • A display of ill-humor, especially a demonstration of rage or frustration by shouting or violent physical movements, such as the stamping of feet; called also temper tantrum. It is usually associated with children, but is sometimes seen in adults.
  • A display of anger expressed by irrationally striking out at innocent targets or inanimate objects; as, the governor was so insulted by the article, he threw a temper tantrum and cancelled the ceremony.
  • a display of bad temper

How to use tantrum in a sentence. Tantrum pronunciation.

She had seen him in tantrums before, but always there had been a judicious reserving of part of the truth.
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Min's in one of her tantrums now and 'tain't safe to cross her path.
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Then there was that Corsican boy, one of a goodly brood, who weighed only fifty pounds when ten years old; who was thin and pale and perverse, and had tantrums, and had to be sent supperless to bed, or locked in a dark closet because he wouldn't "mind"!
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Then the boy had tantrums, and as a compromise got all his playthings back.
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This stubbornness accompanied by hysterical tantrums continued to cause Rebecca to receive many stiff punishments that might have been avoided.
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For land's sake, Mary V, don't go into a tantrum just at bedtime.
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Mary V immediately had what her mother called a tantrum.
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Her mother may have been weak in discipline, but now that Mary V was spoiled to the extent of having tantrums, she proved herself a sensible, level-headed sort of woman.
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After her tantrum she slept late, so that when she awoke it was past time for Johnny's arrival, supposing he had started at sunrise, which she now admitted to herself was the most sensible time for the flight.
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One man took the poor, bed-ridden, fretful old creature into his home, paid for medical attendance, and waited on her himself, when his housekeeper couldn't endure her tantrums and temper.
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But you're such a jealous, odd body, I suppose the boy hid it from you for fear you'd go into a tantrum.
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Yes, I sprinkled Missy, because she turned so black in the face, I thought she was strangling; and my step-mother always sprinkled me when I had a fit of tantrums.
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What is theirs can't be worth much; but what belongs to somebody else, is invaluable; moreover, they are liable to sudden tantrums of sheer obstinacy, that hang on like whooping-cough, or a sprain in one's joints.
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If he'd been like he is most times he'd have throwed himself into one of his tantrums and roused th' house.
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He's not had a tantrum or a whining fit since you made friends.
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He was nigh goin' into one o' his tantrums.
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He had never told any one but Mary that most of his "tantrums" as they called them grew out of his hysterical hidden fear.
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Colin's tantrum had passed and he was weak and worn out with crying and this perhaps made him feel gentle.
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Of course Dr. Craven had been sent for the morning after Colin had had his tantrum.
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Dr. Craven had never made such a short stay after a "tantrum"; usually he was obliged to remain a very long time and do a great many things.
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Examples of Tantrum

Example #1
Instead of resenting, instead of flashing eye or quivering lips, Mildred sat down and with white face and dazed eyes stared straight before her.
Example #2
Jennings raved and roared himself out.
Example #3
But she's turned her out at last.
Example #4
Rose still stayed on there and Min let her, which was more than folks expected of her.
Example #5
Wouldn't you like to turn Time backward, and see Abraham Lincoln at twelve, when he had never worn a pair of boots?-the lank, lean, yellow, hungry boy-hungry for love, for learning, tramping off through the woods for twenty miles to borrow a book, and spelling it out crouching before the glare of the burning logs.
Example #6
He may make or unmake kings, change boundary-lines between States, write books that will mold characters, or invent machines that will revolutionize the commerce of the world.