Her scowl,--as the world, or such part of it as sometimes caught a transitory glimpse of her at the window, wickedly persisted in calling it,--her scowl had done Miss Hepzibah a very ill office, in establishing her character as an ill-tempered
old maid; nor does it appear improbable that, by often gazing at herself in a dim looking-glass, and perpetually encountering her own frown with its ghostly sphere, she had been led to interpret the expression almost as unjustly as the world did.
A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond, convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farmyard, and Guinea fowls fretting about it, like ill-tempered
housewives, with their peevish, discontented cry.
Just then a horse's head looked over from the stall beyond; the ears were laid back, and the eye looked rather ill-tempered
They could not every day sit so grim and taciturn; and it was impossible, however ill-tempered
they might be, that the universal scowl they wore was their every-day countenance.
She was no more used to considering other people than Colin was and she saw no reason why an ill-tempered
boy should interfere with the thing she liked best.
She wrote at great length the same day; cried profusely over her own epistolary composition; and was remarkably ill-tempered
and snappish toward me, when we met in the evening.
You can't believe how ill-tempered
and shocking she is, Julia.
The King now understood how the Queen he had had for some time past had been so ill-tempered
Is there a duenna in the world that escapes being ill-tempered
, wrinkled, and prudish?
Every- one connected with the terminus seemed ill-tempered
It is true the cardinal had been particularly ill-tempered
Truly," said Monte Cristo, "with your posthorses going at the rate of two leagues an hour, and that absurd law that one traveller shall not pass another without permission, so that an invalid or ill-tempered
traveller may detain those who are well and active, it is impossible to move; I escape this annoyance by travelling with my own postilion and horses; do I not, Ali?