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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?
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.
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.”
*1975, (w), ''Humboldt's Gift'' ed., 1976, p. 471:
- They used to tell one about a kid asking his grumpy old man when they were walking to the park, "What's the name of this flower, Papa?" And the old guy is peevish and he yells, "How should I know? Am I in the milinery business?"
- 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.
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’..