- Lydgate’s conceit was of the arrogant sort, never simpering, never impertinent, but massive in its claims and benevolently contemptuous.
- Will wrote from Rome, and began by saying that his obligations to Mr. Casaubon were too deep for all thanks not to seem impertinent.
- Still he called himself stupid now for not foreseeing that it would be impossible for him to look towards Dorothea—nay, that she might feel his coming an impertinence.
- ) Mary felt uncomfortable, but, determined to take the matter lightly, answered at once, "I have said so many impertinent things to Fred—we are such old playfellows."
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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.
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Douglass, Frederick -- Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave