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Sample sentences for the GRE study word irascible

irascible can be used as a adj

1.Brownlow, who was himself of an irascible temperament, and party by such arguments and representations as seemed best calculated to dissuade him from his hotbrained purpose. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.Not one conversation with Sviazhsky, though he had said a great deal that was clever, had interested Levin but the conclusions of the irascible landowner required consideration. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.Here the irascible old gentleman gave a great knock on the ground with his stick which was always understood, by his friends, to imply the customary offer, whenever it was not expressed in words. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
4.He had to deal with holly bushes, nettles, hawthorns, eglantines, thistles, and very irascible brambles. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.Moreover Levin felt that the irascible landowner had been right the peasants made their first and unalterable condition of any agreement whatever that they should not be forced to any new methods of tillage of any kind, nor to use new implements. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.The chief difficulty in this early analysis of the mind is to define exactly the place of the irascible faculty Greek, which may be variously described under the terms righteous indignation, spirit, passion. - from The Republic by Plato
8.Then they began to have a few irascible words when it waxed hotter, both, needless to say, appealing to the listeners who followed the passage of arms with interest so long as they didn't indulge in recriminations and come to blows. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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