Before 9/11 and after, George Tenet suffered from pert loquacity.
pert and bright young men in these times often talk as he did, but do not know enough to see their own shallowness.
Does that (pert cousin) make it out that he does not love you?
Much less did I imply that Mr. Darwin was pert: pert is one of the last words that can be applied to Mr. Darwin.
"Our lawyer is foreclosing," whispered a pert young damsel in Greta's ear.
Teta answered, "Rut-tetet will give them birth on the fifteenth day of the first month of pert."
Mary had been pert to her, and she was not prone to forgive.
"pert" was the mildest term to which Hal reduced his characterization of Miss Pierce, by the time the one-step ended.
Or the pert way she holds her head, or the general excitement of the occasion.
Even quite little things are pert and independent, and give me the idea of being very much spoiled.
c.1300 (implied in pertly), "evident, unconcealed," shortened form of Middle English apert "open, frank," from Old French apert, from Latin apertus, past participle of aperire "to open" (see overt). Sense of "saucy, bold" first recorded late 14c. Less pejorative meaning "lively, brisk, in good spirits" (c.1500) survives in U.S. dialectal peart (with Middle English alternative spelling). Related: Pertness.
Pert (pûrt), Candace Beebe. Born 1946.
American biochemist noted for her study of brain chemicals and the locations of their receptors.