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impertinent -- as in: she was impertinent
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Candide
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  • We have a crowd of silly writings, but all together do not approach the impertinence of ’Gauchat, Doctor of Divinity.’
  • But the extreme impertinence of the Baron determined him to conclude the match, and Cunegonde pressed him so strongly that he could not go from his word.
  • ůme; that no one knows either what is his rank, nor what is his condition, what he does nor what he ought to do; and that except supper, which is always gay, and where there appears to be enough concord, all the rest of the time is passed in impertinent quarrels; Jansenist against Molinist, Parliament against the Church, men of letters against men of letters, courtesans against courtesans, financiers against the people, wives against husbands, relatives against relatives—it is eternalů

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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.
    Douglass, Frederick  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave

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