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Peevish, silly, childish, thoughtless: “this it is to be a p. girl that flies her fortune,” Gent. V, 2, 49. “he is something p. that way,” Wiv. I, 4, 14. “thou p. sheep, what ship of Epidamnum stays for me?” Err. IV, 1, 93. “what wilt thou do, thou p. officer?” IV, 4, 117. “'tis but a p. boy,” As III, 5, 110. “run after that same p. messenger,” Tw. I, 5, 319. “wronged by this p. town,” John II, 402. “a wretched and p. fellow,” H5 III, 7, 142. “I scorn thee, p. boy,” H6A II, 4, 76. “leave this p. broil,” III, 1, 92. “to send such p. tokens to a king,” V, 3, 186. “what a p. fool was that of Crete,” H6C V, 6, 18. “that p. brat,” R3 I, 3, 194. “what an indirect and p. course,” III, 1, 31. “when Richmond was a little p. boy,” IV, 2, 100. “be not p. found in great designs,” IV, 4, 417 (Qq p. fond). “the gods are deaf to hot and p. vows,” Troil. V, 3, 16. “a p. schoolboy,” Caes. V, 1, 61. “in our p. opposition,” Hml. I, 2, 100. “this p. odds,” Oth. II, 3, 185. “p. jealousies,” IV, 3, 90. “he is strange and p.” Cymb. I, 6, 54. Especially == childishly wayward, capricious: “she is p., sullen, froward,” Gent. III, 1, 68. “creep into the jaundice by being p.” Merch. I, 1, 86. “froward, p., sullen, sour,” Shr. V, 2, 157. “virginity is p., proud, idle, made of self-love,” Alls I, 1, 156. “a p. self-willed harlotry,” H4A III, 1, 198 and Rom. IV, 2, 14. “the p. baggage,” Per. IV, 6, 20. “your p. chastity,” Per. IV, 6, 20
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