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- adj. Archaic form of fretful.
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I fancy sometimes that Eva is becoming less fretfull and bad tempered, though at other times I think I am mistaken; patience and time, these are the only remedies.
Years of such Service, with such Success, and with no Obligation to any one, I would retire before my Constitution failed, before my Memory failed, before my Judgment failed, before I should grow peevish and fretfull, irresolute or improvident.
2014: Sir Iohn, you are so fretfull, you cannot liue