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- adv. In the manner of someone who is testy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a testy manner; fretfully; peevishly; with petulance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a petulant manner
“Bird?” he called testily, starting to shuffle away.
Sam blinked at his page, x-ed out one name testily, and put in the other.
"Well, I know this," testily, "that I am not to be instructed as to the sort of person I can ask to my house."
Kim Howells, Labour foreign office minister, delivered a "stern message" to the Ghanaian government in October 2007 about its lack of co-operation and responded "testily" to a request from Ghana's interior minister for more scanning equipment, saying "if a 'criminal' is operating equipment, it is worthless,"
"Th 'owd Parson!" testily; "I ha 'no patience wi' him.
"Th 'owd parson!" testily; "I ha 'no patience wi' him.
NEW ORLEANS -- The game, Nick Saban insisted rather testily the day before, was never about him.
“What personal attacks?” he had asked testily, and not waiting for an answer demanded she identify “just one of my speeches or one of our ads that made a personal attack on Governor Morrison.”
China responded swiftly and testily to the developments on Capitol Hill, arguing that the move would contravene WTO rules and quite deliberately tweaking its currency lower.
"Quit it, delete it, cease it," Chauncey Delarouse admonished testily.
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