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impertinent -- as in: she was impertinent
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Crime and Punishment
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  • To say nothing of your strange and offensive setting me on a level with an impertinent boy, you admit the possibility of breaking your promise to me.
  • In any case this is unpardonable impertinence.
  • "Your attitude to crime is pretty clear to me now, butů. excuse me for my impertinence (I am really ashamed to be worrying you like this), you see, you’ve removed my anxiety as to the two grades getting mixed, butů. there are various practical possibilities that make me uneasy!

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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

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