How To Use Short-tempered In A Sentence

  • She had to be careful how she worded the question, for fear of upsetting or angering the short-tempered man.
  • Schweitzer was no soft-headed do-gooder but a strong-minded, short-tempered, workaholic autocrat, who slept only four hours a night and whom people hesitated to cross.
  • The film then turns its attention to the Willingham case: of a perpetual ne'er-do-well, the father of a 3-year-old daughter and infant twins who was known as a short-tempered troublemaker. Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Incendiary: The Willingham Case
  • She began appearing on her nightly CNN show, Election Center, in March 2008 and by fall was an Internet sensation thanks to a series of interviews and commentaries in which she displayed a short-tempered impatience with the dishonesties of a manipulative election season. Big Girls Don’t Cry
  • Our most famous Ralph remains a fictional, short-tempered Brooklyn bus driver who continually threatened to send his wife Alice to the moon. He's Come Undone
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  • Clark was a lanky general other men found to be short-tempered, aloof, and a publicity hound. Wild Bill Donovan
  • I had to admit that I was starting to love that smirk but I was growing short-tempered and impatient.
  • Extroverts may become withdrawn, natural jokers humourless, and placid individuals short-tempered and aggressive.
  • Although talented, he was always a difficult colleague, proud, tactless, short-tempered, and easily offended.
  • Grillo had been strange the last couple of times she'd called him: remote and short-tempered. EVERVILLE
  • Though it is beginning to look as if his way of doing things may be the only answer right now. "in truth, the reason he was here instead of at the ekele was that Firesong had not been able to" intuit "an answer either, and was rather short-tempered as a result. Storm Rising
  • But evidently Kettricken felt more short-tempered about the previous day's humiliation of Prince Dutiful than I thought. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • I was mean-spirited, short-tempered, intolerant of those who disagreed with me.
  • As a species, we're too territorial, short-tempered and vengeful for traffic to flow.
  • I was late, short-tempered and apoplectic with frustration.
  • Sure, he was often short-tempered and angry, but this time it was something different.
  • He was an accomplished bushman, a great drinker and swearer, short-tempered and generous-hearted, a man not to be contained by parliamentary etiquette.
  • The people who worked for me would tell me I was getting irritable and short-tempered, which is not my nature, but it was part of how the pain manifested. Black Pain
  • Granted, he can be a tad, shall we say, short-tempered. Critic's Corner Monday
  • They are short-tempered, resent authority, and have difficulty dealing with criticism.
  • Before I was short-tempered and abrasive, but now I have learned the art of becoming more magnanimous.
  • Command at Fort Cumberland deteriorated into ceaseless squabbling between the short-tempered Stephen and the stuffy Dagworthy. George Washington’s First War
  • However, they can be extremely short-tempered and don't respond to authority, especially if it's from older people.
  • Being tired makes me very short-tempered.
  • Many drivers said they became irritable or short-tempered during the winter.
  • He's not eating properly and vomits bile, he has a constant body itch and is very short-tempered.
  • a bear "quite wild," as she expressed it -- a certain short-tempered animal which had eaten up her best umbrella in the Zoo at Dusseldorf not having fulfilled the necessary condition of wildness. A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil
  • With success came pressure, and it appears Henry could be pettish, as his correspondence often apologizes for being short-tempered, possibly because he and Belasco were now going away to get most of their work done and Beatrice felt left out. Empire of Dreams
  • I was a lot moodier and more short-tempered than normal. The Sun
  • Having to sit on stage in sweltering heat all day taking the brunt of increasingly short-tempered attendees is not going to be much fun.
  • As his health had improved he'd become steadily more irritable and short-tempered.
  • By her own account, she had lost her powers of concentration and had become, as a result, short-tempered and impatient. ISAAC CAMPION

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