Adjective : waspish writing. From Dictionary.com.
Do they not sometimes get called waspish and shrewish by virtue of their very chastity?. From Wordnik.com. [Plutarch's Morals] Reference
"Was she dark and thin and -- and waspish looking?". From Wordnik.com. [The Campfire Girls of Roselawn Or, a Strange Message from the Air] Reference
"Go on," he told Roland, sounding a little waspish. From Wordnik.com. [Wizard and Glass]
Krystal's voice was anything but musical, almost waspish. From Wordnik.com. [The Magic of Recluce]
She'd meant it to sound teasing; it came out as a bit waspish. From Wordnik.com. [Elephant in the City] Reference
Augusta, who loved her mother dearly, threw her a waspish look. From Wordnik.com. [Tulips For Augusta]
From such a sharp and waspish word as “no” To pluck the sting. From Wordnik.com. [Barchester Towers] Reference
From such a sharp and waspish word as “no”, To pluck the sting!. From Wordnik.com. [Ayala's Angel] Reference
'Tis no doubt by starving them that you give them that waspish waist. From Wordnik.com. [The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2] Reference
No doubt it's by starving them that you give them that waspish waist. From Wordnik.com. [Plutus] Reference
Ms. Twyford is waspish and droll, Ms. Weaver precocious but not precious. From Wordnik.com. [Stoppard Staged Shakespeare-Style] Reference
"We're not doing anything," he said, and felt the rising waspish irritation. From Wordnik.com. [Across The Sea Of Suns]
'Then you are a foolish child,' Matilda snapped, made waspish by her anxiety. From Wordnik.com. [The Falcons of Montabard]
She wished him goodnight without warmth, and went up to bed, feeling waspish. From Wordnik.com. [Damsel In Green]
He'd stooped to examine the disk when a waspish voice spoke close behind him. From Wordnik.com. [The Ringworld Throne]
She wasn't even handsome, he thought in surprise, just tight-skinned and waspish. From Wordnik.com. [Fox Evil]
This film deserves to be watched-with the same waspish relish with which it was made. From Wordnik.com. [Arrogant Bastard's Contempt Enlivens Waspish Melodrama] Reference
It wasn't at all like my Maggie to be as waspish as this: she must be very wet indeed. From Wordnik.com. [Puppet on a Chain]
"Qarita found it," Sylvia said, sounding waspish, as though she might be enjoying this. From Wordnik.com. [The Turquoise Mask]
Her tone was so waspish that Mrs. Thirsk paused in what she was doing to take a look at her. From Wordnik.com. [A Summer Idyll]
A collection of waspish mini-biographies of the most recent US leaders enthrals Peter Preston. From Wordnik.com. [American Caesars by Nigel Hamilton] Reference
Though quite how the Lords will cope with his puerile, simpering, snipey, waspish comments such as. From Wordnik.com. [What if Mandy Offered to Defect?] Reference
When a man is touchy and waspish, he is always looking out for, and catching at, occasions of offence. From Wordnik.com. [Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford In Ten Letters, From an Uncle to His Nephew] Reference
Two others followed in sharp succession, and there went close by Mary's ear the waspish whine of a minie-ball. From Wordnik.com. [Standard Selections A Collection and Adaptation of Superior Productions From Best Authors For Use in Class Room and on the Platform] Reference
When you are attacked by snarling, waspish curs is it at all wonderful if you find them an echo of the proprietor?. From Wordnik.com. [Recollections of the late William Beckford of Fonthill, Wilts and Lansdown, Bath] Reference
Whether querulous or imperious, attentive or overbearing, warm or waspish, surcease or succubus, she is as central as the sun. From Wordnik.com. [A New Roof On An Old House] Reference
His portraits of other writers-including the aged Robert Frost, "full of faking and selfsatisfaction" -- are as waspish as ever. From Wordnik.com. [A Summer Book Bag] Reference
Pleasing to contemplate in contrast to this waspish spirit is the noble nature of the country obituary, inspiration to humanism. From Wordnik.com. [Walking-Stick Papers] Reference
Snape prowled through the fumes, making waspish remarks about the Gryffindors 'work while the Slytherins sniggered appreciatively. From Wordnik.com. [Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]
This is a delight of a summer book: history for the beach, politics for the deckchair, and waspish entertainment come rain or shine. From Wordnik.com. [American Caesars by Nigel Hamilton] Reference
Aimée had a confused impression of a thin, meager, dandified figure with a waspish waist ... of a blond mustache with upstanding ends. From Wordnik.com. [The Fortieth Door] Reference
A cantankerous waspish counsel, with the voice of an exasperated cockatoo, endeavours to make the opposing engineer contradict himself. From Wordnik.com. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845] Reference
It may have been her distorted fancy, but down the long perspective, that figure looked more mincing, more waspish, more unreal than ever. From Wordnik.com. [The Fortieth Door] Reference
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