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impudent
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Northanger Abbey
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  • He was a stout young man of middling height, who, with a plain face and ungraceful form, seemed fearful of being too handsome unless he wore the dress of a groom, and too much like a gentleman unless he were easy where he ought to be civil, and impudent where he might be allowed to be easy.
  • Catherine listened with astonishment; she knew not how to reconcile two such very different accounts of the same thing; for she had not been brought up to understand the propensities of a rattle, nor to know to how many idle assertions and impudent falsehoods the excess of vanity will lead.
  • Her professions of attachment were now as disgusting as her excuses were empty, and her demands impudent.

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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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