querulously

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querulously (comparative more querulously, superlative most querulously)

  1. With grumbling, complaining, or whining.
    • 1857, Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, book 1, chapter 35
      It was his last demonstration for that time; as, after shedding some more tears and querulously complaining that he couldn’t breathe, he slowly fell into a slumber.
    • 1907 - H. G. Wells, The War in the Air, chapter IV
      "I wish to 'eaven I 'adn't these silly sandals on," he cried querulously to the universe. "They give the whole blessed show away."
    • 1956 - Andre Norton, Plague Ship, chapter XVII
      "If we're heroes," Dane asked a little querulously, "what are we doing locked up here?"

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