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- adv. In a touchy manner
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- adv. In a touchy manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a touchy manner; with irritation; peevishly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a touchy manner
Eric Idle talks, a bit touchily, about what he thinks is funny.
From her work and from her association with women who had organized suffrage associations in hostile cities, or had defended political prisoners, she caught something of an impersonal attitude; saw that she had been as touchily personal as Maud
She nodded, then shook her head, and touchily left Mrs. Howland to get out of it any meaning she desired.
So, although he was not generally a defensive person, he reacted a little touchily to the Scientific
We've been bloody thorough, 'he said, somewhat touchily.
Junior asked touchily, laying his arm across Alex's shoulders.
"I didn't drag her out here," Reede said touchily.
It is that of a light-weight; brave and aggressive, physically tough and quick; highly sexed and rather-promiscuous; touchily proud, but with a feeling for the underdog; resembling Alexander in his precocious competence, gift of leadership, and romantic sense of destiny.
"I didn't ask you to come and make fun of me," Virginia replied touchily.
"I'm not asking your advice on matrimony, you old fool, I'm asking if you've got anybody in this one-horse place who can marry folks legally," said Marc, touchily.