’Silence, eavesdropper!’ cried Catherine; ’none of your insolence before me!
’Try for yourself, if that be your spirit: I have done, and yield the argument to your saucy insolence.’
He was not insolent to his benefactor, he was simply insensible; though knowing perfectly the hold he had on his heart, and conscious he had only to speak and all the house would be obliged to bend to his wishes.
I couldn’t withhold giving some loose to my indignation; but Catherine angrily insisted on silence, and threatened to order me out of the kitchen, if I dared to be so presumptuous as to put in my insolent tongue.
Go with Mrs. Dean, and keep with her; and confine your insolence to her ears.
…wakened in her a naughty delight to provoke him: she was never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us with her bold, saucy look, and her ready words; turning Joseph’s religious curses into ridicule, baiting me, and doing just what her father hated most — showing how her pretended insolence, which he thought real, had more power over Heathcliff than his kindness: how the boy would do HER bidding in anything, and HIS only when it suited his own inclination.
’Your land, insolent slut!
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I don’t recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.