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Use "prickliness" in a sentence
"Now the same prickliness is clear when his track record as President is on the docket."
"Whether or not the prickliness is justified, the military does bridle at civilian imposition on military culture."
"But watching Mr Cameron at work, offering his usual mix of personal anecdote, British good manners and cautious, low-ambition optimism, the day also offered salutary reminders that this strategy struggles in the face of anger, or prickliness, that is impervious to optimism."