Her voice was impudent, but Papa told Mama she looked tired and her lips trembled.
Olive Ann Burns -- Cold Sassy Tree
You call honourable boldness impudent sauciness:
William Shakespeare -- Henry IV, Part 2
Take the reins yourself or be still, you impudent child!
Henry H. Neff -- The Second Siege
She’s impudent, my lord;
William Shakespeare -- All’s Well That Ends Well
Aldous Huxley -- Brave New World
"Impudence!" said the elder on the left.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
Mr. Tuffett gripped the edge of his desk and said between clenched teeth, "For that bit of impudence you may remain one hour after school, young lady!"
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
Curran, maybe the young man who spoke to you so impudently should be moved to a seat where his dubious charms will not be so enthusiastically embraced.
Christina Baker Kline -- Orphan Train
Impudence will make things worse for you.
Jeanne DuPrau -- The City of Ember
Bennington whispers in your ear that I am an impudent punk who’s going to make trouble.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
A few pedestrians straggled past them, homeward bound in the dusk; one, an elderly man bundled up against the wind, clumsily bumped Jan, who made an impudent gesture with his hand, then strolled on with his sister, deep in his chat, explaining …. explaining.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
"Such impudence is disturbing," Lockton said.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- Chains
"Oh, threats, is it?" he asked impudently.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
Are you being impudent to me, boy?
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
He was one of those who could torture the slightest look, word, or gesture, on the part of the slave, into impudence, and would treat it accordingly.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Sometimes he talked to her of the Records Department and the impudent forgeries that he committed there.
George Orwell -- 1984
What infernal impudence made you presume that I’d want you?
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
The wife of the prisoner had been employed in a department near him, and had been discharged for impudence to him.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
His eyes too seemed strange; at one moment they looked impudently sly and at the next glanced round in alarm.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
The two of them looked at Eragon impudently, as if to ask, "What?"
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
We wondered: Is he looking for the world’s longest The Verse to give Leah on the subject of impudence?
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
And with these cracked words he finally departed, leaving me, for the moment, in no small wonderment at his frantic impudence.
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
Work’us, don’t be impudent.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
A woodpecker stuck his impudent head around the side of a tree.
Stephen Crane -- The Red Badge of Courage
I will not encourage the impudence of either, by receiving them at Longbourn.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
And little thanks you get for it, only impudence.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
"Yes," said the man, thrusting his hands into his pockets, and looking impudently at the youth; "I have taken the whim into my head; do you understand, Master Benedetto?"
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
They are drunk, drunk on impudence, they might injure my guest-and how could I bear that?
Homer -- The Odyssey
"Infernal impudence!" said a bystander; "wanted to come and take a quiet look at his work, I reckon—didn’t expect any company."
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
There was another rapid glance at the house, and supposing himself unseen, the scoundrel had the impudence to embrace her.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
’I don’t have time for this impudence, convict.
Eoin Colfer -- Artemis Fowl
Mr. and Mrs. Shelby both felt annoyed and degraded by the familiar impudence of the trader, and yet both saw the absolute necessity of putting a constraint on their feelings.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Such was his confidence, that when a moose-bird impudently hopped up to him, he reached out at it with a playful paw.