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  • Quentin Daniels sat on the floor, with his tray on his lap; he seemed completely at home, and he glanced up at her once in a while, grinning like an impudent kid brother who had beaten her to a secret she had not discovered.
  • He saw a sudden flicker in the boy’s face, an attempt at his old, bright, impudent grin.
  • Rearden rose to his feet by a long, cautious effort; he saw the tortured spasm of the boy’s features, as he settled him slowly against his chest, like a baby held tight in his arms-but the spasm twisted into another echo of the impudent grin, and the boy asked, "Who’s the Wet Nurse now?"

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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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