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- " Doctor says she will die before morning," put in a pert young miss, anxious to have her voice heard. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
- He looked into the pert face of Jane- the maid with the provoking nose- who had been at Miss Van Rolsen's. - "A Man and His Money", Frederic Stewart Isham.
- Two or three times in his boyhood he had come near to slaying pert lads who had dared to utter coarse words in his sister's presence. - "The Eagle's Heart", Hamlin Garland.