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  • His whole appearance gave one the idea of impudence; his dress was shabby.
  • I prayed for you, too, in spite of your insolence and impudence, also for your fellows, as it seems that you claim to know how I pray….
  • As to the ’former word’ which he declares ’lighted up the night of his life,’ he is simply an impudent liar; I merely pitied him once.
  • They followed their chief into the salon, however, with a kind of impudent curiosity.
  • "It’s not the first time this urchin, your favourite, has shown his impudence by twisting other people’s words," said Aglaya, haughtily.
  • His nose was broad and flat, and he had high cheek bones; his thin lips were constantly compressed into an impudent, ironical—it might almost be called a malicious—smile; but his forehead was high and well formed, and atoned for a good deal of the ugliness of the lower part of his face.
  • Well, I consider that extremely impudent on your part!
  • It’s quite clear we must treat the impudent creature’s attempt with disdain, and redouble our courtesy towards Evgenie.
  • A special feature of this physiognomy was its death-like pallor, which gave to the whole man an indescribably emaciated appearance in spite of his hard look, and at the same time a sort of passionate and suffering expression which did not harmonize with his impudent, sarcastic smile and keen, self-satisfied bearing.
  • Although the impudence of this attack, this public proclamation of intimacy, as it were, was doubtless premeditated, and had its special object, yet Evgenie Pavlovitch at first seemed to intend to make no show of observing either his tormentor or her words.
  • If you had but read his confession—good Lord! what refinement of impudence!
  • As to the evidence of eye-witnesses, in these days people prefer impudent lies to the stories of men of worth and long service.
  • The "impudence of ignorance," if I may use the expression, is developed to a wonderful extent in such cases;—unlikely as it appears, it is met with at every turn.
  • I hate you, Gavrila Ardalionovitch, solely (this may seem curious to you, but I repeat)—solely because you are the type, and incarnation, and head, and crown of the most impudent, the most self-satisfied, the most vulgar and detestable form of commonplaceness.
  • Why, you declare yourself a fool at once," she said, with impudent familiarity, as she rose from the sofa and prepared to go.
  • "And I also wish for justice to be done, once for all," cried Madame Epanchin, "about this impudent claim.
  • I was attracted by his good qualities; but when the fellow declares that he was a child in 1812, and had his left leg cut off, and buried in the Vagarkoff cemetery, in Moscow, such a cock-and-bull story amounts to disrespect, my dear sir, to—to impudent exaggeration.

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  • She is an impudent girl given to insulting strangers.
  • She has a certain genius, but her impudence makes it very difficult to work with her.

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