The 59-year-old prime minister has a Nixonian reputation for surliness and bullying.
But indeed he longed to know the deed, and fretted him because of Simon's surliness and closeness.
surliness in excess they might have, but dignity, not at all.
"Anybody can have my job that wants it," Honey volunteered with a touch of surliness unusual with him.
"No such purpose had I," the Jotun said with a touch of surliness.
Yes, but surliness might have provoked a point-blank question.
But he felt neither weariness nor impatience, neither regret nor surliness.
Accustomed to these spells of moodiness, his wife made no attempt to rouse him, knowing it would only increase his surliness.
While he exposes the weakness of human nature, he does not do so in surliness; a pleasant smile wreathes his lips all the while.
The chill of the morning and the surliness of the postman gradually infected the student.