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  • Justine, whom I loved and esteemed as my sister, how could she put on those smiles of innocence only to betray; her mild eyes seemed incapable of any severity or ill-humour, and yet she has committed a murder.

    Chapter 7

  • Resigning his position in protest, Hamilton wrote to a friend that the great man would "for once at least, repent his ill-humour."

    The Leadership Secrets of George Washington

  • And could that be the reason for his cold ill-humour? she wondered.

    You Don't Take Names

  • "I'm nothing but a pawn," she told herself as she parked the Flat and went indoors, then found her ill-humour evaporating because her patient was so glad to see her back again and Mrs Moore had prepared a delicious tea for her.

    You Don't Take Names

  • Much of our ill-humour, much of our suffering and unhappiness, originate in other people's criticism, because of the importance we attach to their opinion of us.

    Cheerfulness (A psychosynthesis technique), by Roberto Assagioli

  • The applications are obvious and do not call for explanation, but I will simply recall a little story which illustrates the consequences of ill-humour.

    Cheerfulness (A psychosynthesis technique), by Roberto Assagioli

  • Much unhappiness, indeed most family failures separations, divorces owe their origin to the atmosphere of ill-humour, criticism, demands, to which I have referred.

    Cheerfulness (A psychosynthesis technique), by Roberto Assagioli

  • Her jealousy, already but too well founded, received every hour the poisonous nourishment of fresh conviction, which so much soured and exasperated a temper naturally harsh, that her malignity and ill-humour grew daily more acrimonious.

    Cecilia

  • Her general character, also, for peevishness and haughty ill-breeding, skilfully, from time to time, displayed, and artfully repined at by Mr Monckton, still kept her from suspecting any peculiar animosity to herself, and made her impute all that passed to the mere rancour of ill-humour.

    Cecilia

  • Her visits, indeed, had by no means been frequent, as the ill-humour of Lady Margaret Monckton had rendered them painful to her; yet the opportunities they had afforded her of mixing with people of fashion, had served to prepare her for the new scenes in which she was soon to be a performer.

    Cecilia

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