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Sample sentences for the GRE study word crabbed

crabbed can be used as a adj

1."It is, especially such a language as this crabbed but glorious Deutsch. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.something too crabbed that way, friar. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Three crabbed months had sour'd themselves to death. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.His sisters were gone to Morton in my stead I sat reading Schiller he, deciphering his crabbed Oriental scrolls. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5.The bitter check had wrung from me some tears and now, as I sat poring over the crabbed characters and flourishing tropes of an Indian scribe, my eyes filled again. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6."Nor dread them not, nor do them reverence For though thine husband armed be in mail, The arrows of thy crabbed eloquence Shall pierce his breast, and eke his aventail In jealousy I rede eke thou him bind. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
7.Madame Magloire had an intelligent, vivacious, and kindly air the two corners of her mouth unequally raised, and her upper lip, which was larger than the lower, imparted to her a rather crabbed and imperious look. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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