in a huff


: in an angry or annoyed state
They argued and she left in a huff.

Examples of in a huff in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Leonsis is chugging forward on his plans to move out of Washington in a huff, even after Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) made a $500 million offer to keep the teams in the heart of D.C. at Capital One Arena. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2023 On one side were those who worried about A.I.’s dangers, like Mr. Musk, who left OpenAI in a huff in 2018. Karen Weise, New York Times, 9 Dec. 2023 And when his mother (Marin Ireland) shows up for visiting hours one day and Rebecca inserts herself into the mix, Mrs. Polk leaves in a huff. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 2 Dec. 2023 The officer wished me good luck with him and left in a huff. Sharon Ann Newman, Los Angeles Times, 4 Aug. 2023 Some customers, learning about their system, have left in a huff. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2023 Fans felt cheated and many left the event in a huff. Tommy Cummings, Dallas News, 5 Apr. 2023 Kim asked, and Usman continued talking while Kim left in a huff. Amanda Taylor, Peoplemag, 23 Oct. 2022 In the real world, someone like Eileen — who’s hoisted herself on her own petard — would more likely leave her old job in a huff and start up a newsletter and write disingenuously about her nonexistent cancellation. Nina Metz, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Oct. 2022

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“In a huff.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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