pert

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pert characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality "a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pert Indecorously free, or presuming; saucy; bold; impertinent. "A very pert manner.""The squirrel, flippant, pert , and full of play."
    • Pert Lively; brisk; sprightly; smart.
    • Pert Open; evident; apert.
    • v. i Pert To behave with pertness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pert Comely; beautiful; of good appearance; trim; neat.
    • pert Lively; brisk; clever; smart.
    • pert Forward; saucy; impudent; indecorously loquacious or free.
    • pert Synonyms See impudence.
    • n pert A pert or impudent person of either sex.
    • pert To perk.
    • pert To be pert or saucy; behave with pertness.
    • pert Open; clear, as a way or passage.
    • pert Plain; clear; evident; obvious; not concealed.
    • pert Openly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pert pėrt (obs.) open: evident: plain.
    • adj Pert pėrt forward: saucy: impertinent: too free in speech:
    • n Pert an impudent person
    • adj Pert pėrt (obs.) clever
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “So much alarmed that she is quite alarming, All Giggle, Blush, half Pertness, and half Pout.”
  • Dame Edith Sitwell
    Dame Edith Sitwell
    “Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
An aphetic form of OE. & OF. apert, open, known, true, free, or impudent. See Apert
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perk.

Usage

In literature:

Was this the pert school-girl, whom he had just deemed unworthy of serious consideration?
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He has been so pert this afternoon.
"More about Pixie" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
She trusted that her cousin would give the pert wench a good beating.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
But she was pert, was Kate, and piquant; she presumed upon her youth, upon her age.
"The Madigans" by Miriam Michelson
For a time they fluttered around and scolded in their pert, boisterous manner.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
Near this honourable and lumbering survival stood pertly an Empire treadle-machine for printing envelopes and similar trifles.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
No man ever said a pert thing to the Duke of Marlborough, or a civil one to Sir Robert Walpole.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Nimble's horns were merely two spikes which stuck up out of the top of his head in a pert fashion.
"The Tale of Nimble Deer" by Arthur Scott Bailey
It is really remarkable what matches these pert shop girls make nowadays.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
She is silly and pert, and cheaply sensational; but she is not vicious, and if she were, our duty would be the same.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
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In poetry:

My mother was a whippoorwill pert,
My father, he was lazy,
But I'm Hell broke loose in a new store shirt
To fiddle all Georgia crazy.
"The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet
The pouting lip, the pert reply,
The sullen brow, the stubborn will,
Will dim with tears thy mother's eye,
And her fond heart with anguish fill.
"A Faithful Mother's Love" by Janet Hamilton
A pert brown Thrush on a bough o'er head
Fluttered his wings and carolled his song.
Happy as ever a bird could be,
Singing and working all day long.
"Mabel's Lesson" by Ella Fraser Weller
There was an old man who felt pert
When he wore a pale rose-coloured shirt.
When they said "Is it pleasant?"
He cried "Not at present--
It's a little to short -- is my shirt!"
"Limerick: There was an old man who felt pert" by Edward Lear
O Jenny, don't sobby! vor I shall be true;
Noo might under heaven shall peärt me vrom you.
My heart will be cwold, Jenny, when I do slight
The zwell o' thy bosom, thy eyes' sparklèn light.
"A Zong" by William Barnes
Zoo, Jenny, don't sobby! vor I shall be true;
Noo might under heaven shall peärt me vrom you.
My heart will be cwold, Jenny, when I do slight
The zwell o' thy bosom, thy eyes' sparklèn light.
"A Zong" by William Barnes

In news:

Elizabeth Montgomery, the pert actress who enchanted television audiences as the star of the long-running comedy series " Bewitched ," died yesterday at her home in Los Angeles.
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Simple hair care for all reflected in redesign for PERT .
Pert ' Near Sandstone's Official Video for "Solid Gone".
PERT Plus 2-in-1 shampoo is being relaunched as the simple all-family choice amid a congested hair products aisle.
PERT Plus 2-in-1 shampoo, originally introduced in 1987, is being relaunched as the simple all-family choice amid a congested hair products aisle.
Helen of Troy, Pert Plus, Sure, Innovative Brands, hair care, antiperspirant, deodorant, Gerald Rubin, Idelle Labs.
EL PASO, Texas – Helen of Troy Ltd has closed its agreement to acquire the Pert Plus hair care and Sure antiperspirant and deodorant brands from Innovative Brands LLC.
Helen of Troy Ltd plans to acquire the Pert Plus hair care and Sure antiperspirant and deodorant businesses from Innovative Brands LLC.
Helen of Troy, Pert Plus, Sure, Innovative Brands, Gerald Rubin, Jahm Najafi, shampoo, antiperspirant, deodorant, hair care, Idelle Labs.
Radiant Heating Pipe X-Pert S5® is made with Dowlex™ 2344 polyethylene copolymer resin, which offers the traditional benefits of polyethylene resin along with excellent high-temperature resistance.
Pert' Near Sandstone 's Official Video for "Solid Gone".
Bold label graphics refresh for first 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner product helps PERT Plus establish itself as a simple hair-care solution in a sea of micro-segmented products.
Pert, 81: newsman , passionate historian.
PORTLAND — Perleston L "Bub" Pert, 81, died on Aug 27 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.
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In science:

The uncertainty on mb is by far dominating. • Perturbative error (pert). • Errors related to the high q2 region: we consider the difference between methods a) and b) (tail model), the value of q2 at which the modelling sets in (q2 ∗ ) and the error due to WA effects (X ).
Semileptonic B decays and the inclusive determination of |V(ub)|
Ai τ−3 (cid:18)1 + Ki Fi (τ)| pert ≈ (α s (τ))− γ where β1 is the first coe fficient of the β-function; Ai is a known LO expression; Ki is the radiative correction which is known in some cases of light and heavy baryons [17, 41].
Mass-splittings of doubly heavy baryons in QCD
The bias of an estimate of coupled slack in stochastic PERT networks.
Selectivity in Probabilistic Causality: Drawing Arrows from Inputs to Stochastic Outputs
Reasoning in Ex­ is a powerful tool in the study of de­ this technique pert Systems.
Testing Implication of Probabilistic Dependencies
The function Πpert(s) is analytic in the entire complex s plane except for a branch cut along the positive real s axis starting from s = 4m2 .
An evaluation of the analytic continuation by duality technique
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