Just then a horse's head looked over from the stall beyond; the ears were laid back, and the eye looked rather ill-tempered
. This was a tall chestnut mare, with a long handsome neck.
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.
He was gruff, vulgar, ill-tempered
; the chief ought to be kicked for letting her go near him!
The King now understood how the Queen he had had for some time past had been so ill-tempered
. He at once had a sack drawn over her head and made her be stoned to death, and after that torn in pieces by untamed horses.
As for him, for the first week or two, he was peevish and low, fretting, I suppose, over his dear Annabella's departure, and particularly ill-tempered
to me: everything I did was wrong; I was cold-hearted, hard, insensate; my sour, pale face was perfectly repulsive; my voice made him shudder; he knew not how he could live through the winter with me; I should kill him by inches.
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.
Foka, the butler, was the most ill-tempered
person in the house.
Kitty glanced at her sister, and the cold, rather ill-tempered
expression of her face did not change.
When you were all trotting back again, under your umbrellas, did you (in particular) notice an ill-tempered
fellow standing in the road, and getting a good look at you, on the high footpath above him?"
If you would but consider your own unattractive exterior, your unamiable reserve, your foolish diffidence--which must make you appear cold, dull, awkward, and perhaps ill-tempered
too;--if you had but rightly considered these from the beginning, you would never have harboured such presumptuous thoughts: and now that you have been so foolish, pray repent and amend, and let us have no more of it!'
And Squirts, the master of the Middle Third, grew more ill-tempered
I eagerly turned the photograph, expecting to see a woman with a stern, ill-tempered
, forbidding countenance.