Apafi petulantly turns and twists the coin in all directions.
"I've been ringing this bell for hours," it said petulantly.
"Do stop your singing and pay attention," chirped the sparrow, petulantly.
He called for help again, and a voice answered him petulantly from the bank.
"I want to see the ossygen let out," said Florence petulantly to her mother's unsympathetic back.
"I'm sure you'd be awfully in the way there," she said petulantly.
"I begin to wish that I had never seen Charlie Blair," petulantly.
"Sir, I stand upon my honour," said the colonel, petulantly.
"Oh, I'll be homesick, if that is what you mean," said Nora petulantly.
"I don't understand," she murmured forlornly and petulantly.
1590s, "immodest, wanton, saucy," from Middle French petulant (mid-14c.), from Latin petulantem (nominative petulans) "wanton, froward, saucy, insolent," present participle of petere "to attack, assail; strive after; ask for, beg, beseech" (see petition (n.)). Meaning "peevish, irritable" first recorded 1775, probably by influence of pet (n.2). Related: Petulantly.