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(circa) Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''King Henry V'', act III, scene 7:
- What a wretched and peevish fellow is this king of England, to mope with his fat-brained followers so far out of his knowledge!
1600, Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''Merchant of Venice'', act I, scene 1:
- Why should a man whose blood is warme within, / Sit like his grandsire, cut in Alabaster? / (..) And creep into the Iaundies / By beeing peeuish?
''I would rather figure things out on my own than ask that peevish librarian for help.''
1813, Austen|Jane Austen, ''Pride and Prejudice'', ch. 41:
- The luckless Kitty continued in the parlour repining at her fate in terms as unreasonable as her accent was peevish.
1938, Waugh|Evelyn Waugh, ''Scoop'', book I, ch. 2,1:
- His uncles peevishly claimed the paper.
''Peevish patients in the doctor's waiting room.''
1917, G. Wodehouse|P. G. Wodehouse, “The Mixer” in ''The Man With Two Left Feet and Other Stories'':
- At first he was quite peevish. “What's the idea,” he said, “coming and spoiling a man's beauty-sleep? Get out.”
1602, Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''Richard III'', act IV, scene 4:
- Be not ''peeuish'' fond in great designes. ‘pieuish, fond’; 1598 ‘peeuish, fond’; Malone conjectured ‘peevish-fond’, the reading adopted in many modern editions; the Arden edition prefers ‘peevish found’..
- The word peevish among the vulgar of Scotland is used for niggardly, covetous; in the North of England, for witty, subtile.
1744, Armstrong (poet)|John Armstrong, ''The art of preserving health: A poem'', book I, v. 285 ff.:
- (..) the ridge (..) / (..) defends you from the blust'ring north, / And bleak affliction of the peevish east.
1927, Maud Montgomery|Lucy Maud Montgomery, ''Emily's Quest'', p. 174:
- Something has happened to sour February's temper. Such a peevish month.
1539, ''Bible|Coverdale Bible'' (Cranmer Preface):
- Not onely foolyshe frowarde and obstinate but also peuysshe, peruerse and indurate.
1616, Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, ''Two Gentlemen of Verona'', act V, scene 2:
- Why, this it is, to be a peeuish Girle, / That flies her fortune when it followes her.
1633, Ford (dramatist)|John Ford, '''Tis pitty shee's a whore'', ch. 5, sig. I2v:
- This is your peeuish chattering weake old man.
1523, Skelton|John Skelton, ''A goodly garlande or chapelet of laurell'', p. 266:
- Some tremblid, some girnid, some gaspid, some gasid, As people halfe peuysshe, or men that were masyd.
1569, Grafton|Richard Grafton, ''A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same'' (first edition), ch. 2, p. 176:
- In derision of the king, they made certaine peeuishe and mocking rymes which I passe ouer.
1601, Marston (poet)|John Marston et al., ''Iacke Drums entertainment'', ch. II, sig. D2v:
- This crosse, this peeuish hap, / Strikes dead my spirits like a thunderclap.
1563, Becon|Thomas Becon, ''The displaying of the Popish masse'' (new edition, 1637), p. 299:
- The Lords Supper and your peevish, popish private masse doe agree together..as the common proverbe is, like harpe and harrow, or like the hare and the hound.