The end of life was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish
, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
She came to us snappish
and suspicious, but when she found what sort of place ours was, it all went off by degrees; for three years I have never seen the smallest sign of temper, and if she is well treated there is not a better, more willing animal than she is.
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.
But it is years ago, and I dare say they have both grown stout and snappish
since that time.
Miss Miggs's sense of hearing, however, having as sharp an edge as her temper, and being of the same snappish
and suspicious kind, very soon informed her that the footsteps passed her door, and appeared to have some object quite separate and disconnected from herself.
Bidding the other passengers good-night, in a rather snappish
manner, the stranger alighted.
What I said was petulant and snappish
enough, and Hunsden only replied by looking in my face and laughing.
Featherstone was in one of his most snappish
humors this morning, and though Fred had now the prospect of receiving the much-needed present of money, he would have preferred being free to turn round on the old tyrant and tell him that Mary Garth was too good to be at his beck.
We're tolerable, sir, I thank you," replied Grace, lifting the boiling mess carefully on to the hob: "rather snappish
, but not
I said his heaven would be only half alive; and he said mine would be drunk: I said I should fall asleep in his; and he said he could not breathe in mine, and began to grow very snappish
Again, I would try to get him to talk about his children, but always he cut me short in his old snappish
way, and passed to another subject.
When he made his offering, it was received in a snappish
and threatening manner, but swallowed with a facility that sufficiently proclaimed how much it was relished.