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insolent
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Crime and Punishment
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  • He had a reddish moustache that stood out horizontally on each side of his face, and extremely small features, expressive of nothing much except a certain insolence.
  • "Tell me, please," he asked suddenly, looking almost insolently at him and taking a kind of pleasure in his own insolence.
  • Afterwards he saw her lower lip quiver with indignation at her brother’s insolent, cruel and ungrateful words—and his fate was sealed.
  • And in this case his rags, the insolent police officer, the fever and this suspicion!
  • "What insolence!" cried Dounia, springing up from her seat.
  • "Tell me, please," he asked suddenly, looking almost insolently at him and taking a kind of pleasure in his own insolence.
  • Foo! how obvious and insolent that is!
  • I said just now to an insolent man that he was not worth your little finger…. and that I did my sister honour making her sit beside you.
  • …and hypochondria, on the eve of a severe delirious illness (note that), suspicious, vain, proud, who has not seen a soul to speak to for six months, in rags and in boots without soles, has to face some wretched policemen and put up with their insolence; and the unexpected debt thrust under his nose, the I.O.U. presented by Tchebarov, the new paint, thirty degrees Reaumur and a stifling atmosphere, a crowd of people, the talk about the murder of a person where he had been just before,…
  • Raskolnikov addressed Porfiry suddenly with a smile of insolent defiance, "I ran away from them to take lodgings where they wouldn’t find me, and took a lot of money with me.
  • Seeing that his accusation of Sonia had completely failed, he had recourse to insolence: "Allow me, gentlemen, allow me!

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  • I don’t recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.
  • She was fired for insolence.

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