use petulancy in a sentence.
Whereas McCain supported the war in Iraq from the start, supported the surge, supports the notion of preemptive war, sings about bombing Iran with a worrisome petulancy and wants us to stay in Iraq for 100 years if necessary.
A stammering voice in a thick brogue protested with the petulancy of intoxication.
The frequentation of courts checks this petulancy of manners; the good-breeding and circumspection which are necessary, and only to be learned there, correct those pertnesses.
Hamilton replied, “without petulancy, but with decision,” that he was not conscious of it, but since Washington thought so, “we must part.”
This at least puts a singular character upon this book, and represents it with such reverend awe and majesty that it is the highest petulancy not to pay it a sacred respect.