Examples of prickly in a Sentence
The plant's leaves are prickly.
she tried to ignore the feel of the prickly grass against her skin
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Though Hardwick is often presented as one of McCarthy’s best friends, in reality the bond was prickly.
Adams was warm and ardent with friends, prickly and argumentative with rivals (and friends).
The crew made its way around low-growing cactuses, through prickly and fragrant sage, over tuffs of wild grasses.
These scenes are highlights of the film, somehow both endearing and bruising, a prickly and complicated mother-daughter dynamic that will prove achingly familiar to many.
One prickly set-piece centers on Marina’s confrontation with Orlando’s son Bruno (Nicolas Saavedra) at his late father’s apartment.
The tingling originated in his toes, like that prickly feeling when your foot falls asleep.
Toward the end of this season, an ever-growing porcupine of prickly gray and black beard hair was glued to his face as his character went further on the lam.
For all his prickly iconoclasm, Jobs had a reverence for Silicon Valley’s history and lore, Berlin observes.
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