He’ll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to be loved or hated again.
’You are an impertinent little monkey!’ exclaimed Mrs. Linton, in surprise.
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.
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.’
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It was impertinent of the child to lecture a grownup.
He deemed all such inquiries on the part of a slave improper and impertinent, and evidence of a restless spirit.
Douglass, Frederick -- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave