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insolent
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Gone with the Wind
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  • It was the bold way his eyes looked out of his swarthy face with a displeasing air of insolence, as if all women were his property to be enjoyed in his own good time.
  • He had an air of utter assurance, of displeasing insolence about him, and there was a twinkle of malice in his bold eyes as he stared at Scarlett, until finally, feeling his gaze, she looked toward him.
  • Or as full of lazy insolent flies.
  • She had gathered, also, that some of the free negroes were getting quite insolent.
  • Dazzled by these tales, freedom became a never-ending picnic, a barbecue every day of the week, a carnival of idleness and theft and insolence.
  • They were impudent looking, Scarlett agreed, for they stared at her in an insolent manner, but she forgot them in the renewed shock of seeing blue uniforms.
  • And some of them are so insolent.
  • They deserved killing, these insolent, ignorant, arrogant conquerors.
  • The negroes she passed turned insolent grins at her and laughed among themselves as she hurried by, slipping and sliding in the mud, stopping, panting to replace her slippers.
  • The bayonet-scarred portrait with its high-piled hair, hall-exposed breasts and cool insolence had, as always, a tonic effect upon her.
  • His insolence is monumental and his shamelessness about his profiteering makes me boil.
  • She said and did exactly what she pleased and, in practically no time, her insolence knew no bounds.
  • It seemed impossible that she had seen all this strength and insolence brought low.
  • She had almost forgotten her early desire to entrap him into loving her, so she could hold the whip over his insolent black head.
  • They were not insolent now.
  • They had not stealthily taken garden and pasture and cotton field and lawn and reared themselves insolently by the porches of Tara, as they were doing on numberless plantations throughout the state.
  • She did not hesitate to display arrogance to her new Republican and Scallawag friends but to no class was she ruder or more insolent than the Yankee officers of the garrison and their families.
  • This last she could hardly believe, for she had never seen an insolent negro in her life.

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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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