One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I looked up at this elegant, slender woman blessed with a large and loving family and plenty of resources and said, rather petulantly, ‘But she could find something else to do.’’
- ‘But I have to petulantly admit that when I've capitulated and carried out their wishes, their ideas do feel right.’
- ‘She proceeded to sit next to her loving husband, poking him variously in the ribs and face, and petulantly pushing his chair.’
- ‘The defender was booked, as was Greg Strong for petulantly kicking the ball off the spot.’
- ‘It is crucial that, if early decisions go against them, Celtic's players do not react petulantly and adopt a persecution complex.’
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