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impertinent
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
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Definition rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to be loved or hated again.
    Chapter 1 (54% in)
  • He ventured this remark without any intention to insult; but Heathcliff's violent nature was not prepared to endure the appearance of impertinence from one whom he seemed to hate, even then, as a rival.
    Chapter 7 (58% in)
  • 'You are an impertinent little monkey!' exclaimed Mrs. Linton, in surprise.
    Chapter 10 (68% in)
  • Hareton and the woman laughed, and she joined them, and waxed more impertinent still; till I cried, in great irritation, — 'Well, Miss Cathy, if you were aware whose house this is you'd be glad enough to get out.'
    Chapter 18 (59% in)

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