Shrewishly
Shrewish Shrew"ish, a. having the qualities of a shrew; having a scolding disposition; froward; peevish. [1913 Webster]

My wife is shrewish when I keep not hours. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Shrew"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Shrew"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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