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insolent
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The Idiot
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  • 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….
  • Why did you come here tonight so insolently?
  • He looked round with an air of insolent effrontery.
  • With the cool insolence of a bloated capitalist, secure in his millions, he majestically drew a banknote for fifty roubles from his pocket-book and sent it to the noble young man as a humiliating piece of charity.
  • The boxer alone was perfectly calm; he twisted his moustaches with affected dignity, and if his eyes were cast down it was certainly not in confusion, but rather in noble modesty, as if he did not wish to be insolent in his triumph.
  • The question is now, not whether she is an innocent woman (I do not insist one way or the other—I do not wish to); but can her whole career justify such intolerable pride, such insolent, rapacious egotism as she has shown?

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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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