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- adv. With grumbling, complaining, or whining.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a querulous or complaining manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a peevish manner
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For those who do not know the word, it means: to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably.
"What'll pop say to your doin 'somepin like this here!" she called querulously after Tillie as she followed her across the kitchen to the door.
Then he turned on his heel and limped into the forest, leaving us calling querulously and plaintively to one another from the cave-mouths.
He closed and barred the door, and a voice called querulously from the shadows.
There he tossed the rich tunic carelessly over a stuffed chair, summoned servants and called querulously for bath water.
Other voices sounded now on shore, called querulously to one another and to the unresponsive shapes moving about the great raft.
He caught his breath, pressed on her heels impatiently, and when they entered the tiled yard brushed past her and walked towards the lantern, which was close to the door in the side of the house, calling querulously: "Mother!
To him it seemed half amphibian, half the sounds of a man crying to himself and querulously chanting his sorrows to the general universe.
He even trotted out his dutiful but punditious-ly pathetic daughter Liz to do the talking head circuit to also defend said deeds — in effect, hiding querulously behind her pant suit like some latter-day “Stinky” from Abbott & Costello as he spat lame barbs at his so-called “tormenters”.
Dick, eying him querulously, went fishing in her hand satchel, then hitched up to the front of the stove with divers articles of damp clothing spread likewise to the heat.