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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.
  • the student was kept after school for impudent behavior
  • you impudent young rascal
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • As she fought her way with impudent resolve to the front of the melee, Mariam wished she had been a better daughter to Nana.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And so excitement mounted in the village as the seventh week approached since the impudent missionaries built their church in the Evil Forest.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Do not be impudent.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • HIGGINS [disagreeably surprised] Damn his impudence!
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • When I refused to be the child they knew and accepted me to be, I was called impudent...
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I pour my heart out to you, and the rest of the time I’m as impudent, cheerful and self-confident as possible to avoid questions and keep from getting on my own nerves.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl

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  • I should have blasted him out of the sky for his impudence.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • He was happy and loud and impudent.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Now and then he turned his eyes from the girl’s face to that of her partner, which, in the exhilaration of the dance, had taken on a look of almost impudent ownership.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • "and your impudence passes belief," she said merrily.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • ...would you have the impudence to marry my sister who has seventy-two quarterings!
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • ...our employer’s late clever, good-looking "own" man; impudent, assured, spoiled, depraved.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • He said impudently, "No."
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • 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
  • Impudent strumpet!
    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.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
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