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  • adj. superlative form of pert: most pert.


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  • She was wearing tight black jeans that hugged her legs like a second skin, and even though most of his brain was busy trying to find a way out of the mess their two stars had landed them in, a small, primitive part of his mind was noticing that she had the pertest, perkiest damn butt he'd ever seen.

    Hot For Him

  • Not another burly guy in clogs, Mr. Aston, a spunky brunette with big, emerald eyes, is the son of Dr. Sherrell Aston, the chairman of the plastic surgery department at Manhattan's Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the man behind some of the pertest noses on the Upper East Side.

    Raffish Society Scion Matt Aston Opens 'Swifty's for Kids' Bistro

  • She were the sprackest little maid, the sharpest, pertest thing.

    The verse-book of a homely woman

  • Then I laughed loudly -- it was only a hare, the prettiest and pertest thing imaginable.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

  • His hair was long and yellow and hung clustering about his shoulders, for all the world like a schoolgirl's; and he bore himself with as mincing a gait as the pertest of them.

    Robin Hood

  • Nature is not democratic, nor limited monarchical, but despotic, and will not be fooled or abated of any jot of her authority, by the pertest of her sons: and as fast as the public mind is opened to more intelligence, the code is seen to be brute and stammering.

    XV. Essays. Politics. 1844

  • 'You are generally the pertest of birds, and to-day you are as dull as ditchwater!'

    Tales of the Punjab

  • He raised his hand as the pertest of the maids would have answered him, and there followed an uncomfortable pause.

    The Ward of King Canute; a romance of the Danish conquest

  • 'How very sharp you are, Mr. Mortimer,' answered Dolly in her pertest manner; 'and what are you going to give?

    A Mummer's Wife

  • 'No nonsense at all, Claude,' cried Jane in her very very pertest tone, 'it is exactly like Eleanor; I am sure I can see her with her hands before her, saying in her prim voice, "I must turn my old black silk and trim it with crape, for I have had a misfortune, and lost my brother."'

    Scenes and Characters


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