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Sample sentences for the GRE study word captious

captious can be used as a adj

1.Yet in this captious and intenible siev. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.Georgiana, who had a spoiled temper, a very acrid spite, a captious and insolent carriage, was universally indulged. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.The consciousness of having done amiss, had exposed her to a thousand inquietudes, and made her captious and irritable to a degree that must have been--that had been--hard for him to bear. - from Emma by Jane Austen

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