pertness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pertness quality of being lively and confident "there was a pertness about her that attracted him"
    • n pertness inappropriate playfulness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pertness The quality or state of being pert.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pertness The fact or character of being pert. Briskness; smartness; sprightliness without force, dignity, or solidity.
    • n pertness Sauciness; forward promptness or boldness.
    • n pertness Synonyms Impertinence, Impudence, Effrontery, etc. See impudence and impertinent.
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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.”

Usage

In literature:

Lillian was a very pretty girl, with a pert carriage of blond head, and a slangy readiness of speech.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She held up her chin with a kind of ancient pertness, and eyed Mrs. Field.
"Jane Field" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She had a good heart and a womanly, motherly touch, although many a mistress had called her wilful and pert.
"A Dozen Ways Of Love" by Lily Dougall
And my pardner pert, and upright, and fat, under my management.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
But she had miscalculated the pertness of Ella.
"Oscar" by Walter Aimwell
She also gave me, as I thought, rather pert replies to the few remarks I addressed to her.
"The Path of Duty, and Other Stories" by H. S. Caswell
She must be witty, pert; able to give him as good as he sends, as people say.
"The Cockaynes in Paris" by Blanchard Jerrold
Her pert little face showed nothing of the anguish in her heart.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
Qui pert la sue chose purque n'enrage.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
I see something very pert and very affected as an answer to that query.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
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In poetry:

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
Her nose is straight and handsome, her eyebrows lifted up,
Her chin is very neat and pert, and smooth like a china cup,
Her hair’s the brag of Ireland, so weighty and so fine;
It’s rolling down upon her neck, and gathered in a twine.
"Lovely Mary Donnelly" by William Allingham

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.
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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:

W pert where the additional logarithms in (5.13) have been absorbed into the definition of the cutoff3 .
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
Let us compute Z SU (N ) pert given in the above.
Five-Dimensional Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theories and Random Plane Partitions
Also, as every f ∈ Pertρ (M , N ) extends to f ∪ (∞ 7→ ∞) ∈ Pertρ∞ (M ∞ , N ∞ ), we also have hρ∞ i↾S(T ) ≥ hρi.
Continuous first order logic for unbounded metric structures
We say that ρ′ Definition 6.2. separates infinity if for all f ∈ Pertρ′ (M ∞ , N ∞) and a ∈ M ∞ : a = ∞ ⇐⇒ f (a) = ∞. (ii) A perturbation pre-radius ρ for T is a perturbation radius if ρ∞ is a perturbation radius for T ∞ which separates infinity.
Continuous first order logic for unbounded metric structures
Znon-pert (µ, ν ) is not only holomorphic, but also transforms in a modular fashion under the symplectic group S p(g , Z).
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
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