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  • "I will not suffer," said the Baron, "such meanness on her part, and such insolence on yours;"
  • Agitated, lost, sometimes beside myself, and sometimes ready to die of weakness, my mind was filled with the massacre of my father, mother, and brother, with the insolence of the ugly Bulgarian soldier, with the stab that he gave me, with my servitude under the Bulgarian captain, with my hideous Don Issachar, with my abominable Inquisitor, with the execution of Doctor Pangloss, with the grand Miserere to which they whipped you, and especially with the kiss I gave you behind the screen…
  • "You insolent!" replied the Baron, "would you have the impudence to marry my sister who has seventy-two quarterings!

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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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