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  • And just when he had gotten it to the point of learning to eat nothing at all, the ingrate up and died.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • They found out we had my father in Comfort Hill and that I rarely visited, and thus 1 was an ingrate dad-abandoner.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • What an ingrate.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Bloody ingrate!
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • What was that, you ingrate?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Oh, yes, monsieur, oh, yes; and I hope to prove to you that you have not served an ingrate.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "Speak the truth, you ingrate!" cried Miss Havisham, passionately striking her stick upon the floor; "you are tired of me."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Well, they had been ingrates, all of them, himself included.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • You are an ingrate!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Oh! thou art not an ingrate!
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  • He says he has nursed a blasphemer and an ingrate.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • God only knows why she loves an ingrate like you, but she does.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Whose but his own? ingrate, he had of me All he could have; I made him just and right, Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • If it be so, sir, that you are the man Must stead us all, and me amongst the rest; And if you break the ice, and do this feat, Achieve the elder, set the younger free For our access, whose hap shall be to have her Will not so graceless be to be ingrate.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • What! to perverseness? you uncivil lady, To whose ingrate and unauspicious altars My soul the faithfull’st offerings hath breathed out That e’er devotion tender’d!
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • From what you have just now sung I gather that yours spring from love, I mean from the love you bear that fair ingrate you named in your lament.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "Do you believe," said Candide, "that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?"
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • If I refused, I was placing myself not only in the position of a horrible infidel but of a hardhearted ingrate.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • I could see buzzards circling high in the distance, which reminded me of that ingrate Buster.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • "You insufferable ingrate!" whispered the voice behind the confessional screen.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Here’s you daughter, you ingrate.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • There’s one of the thieving ingrates!
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Aren’t you the bigger ingrate ….
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • "She’s an ingrate," Auntie Lizbet rages.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra’s Wars
  • Zounds, I will speak of him; and let my soul Want mercy, if I do not join with him: Yea, on his part I’ll empty all these veins, And shed my dear blood drop by drop i’ the dust, But I will lift the down-trod Mortimer As high i’ the air as this unthankful King, As this ingrate and canker’d Bolingbroke.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • If your wife were a hundred times the ingrate that she is, and if I were a thousand times more hopeless than I am of inducing her to be silent if this man is silenced, I would tell it myself, before I would bear the torment of the hearing it from him.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • "Don’t give the ingrate anything.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • Ingrates, that’s what you are! I ask an apology from all of you.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Ingrates.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Clara was the only one to notice the change in her expression, since Esteban was absorbed in his usual monologue about the ingrates who bite the hand that feeds them, "all because of those goddam politicians like that new Socialist candidate, a real nincompoop who has the nerve to ride up and down the country in his shabby little train, stirring the people up with his Bolshevik ideas, he’d better keep away from here if he knows what’s good for him because we’ll make mincemeat of him,…
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Words which no ear ever to hear in Heaven Expected, least of all from thee, Ingrate, In place thyself so high above thy peers.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Ingrate! a woman who laughs is such a good thing!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • You are an ingrate, Enjolras.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Ingrate that you are!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • My good squire Sancho will relate to thee in full, fair ingrate, dear enemy, the condition to which I am reduced on thy account: if it be thy pleasure to give me relief, I am thine; if not, do as may be pleasing to thee; for by ending my life I shall satisfy thy cruelty and my desire.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Ingrate!
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • And now he was paying the price; his own son had turned out to be an ingrate, too.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "Psychopathic ingrate," mumbled Panov.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Now his claims are well-armed; and the ingrate Seeks to become master of your estate.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Incidentally, you ingrate, you’ll find your weapons in your bedside table drawers.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I only tell you that I shall preserve for ever inscribed on my memory the service you have rendered me in order to tender you my gratitude while life shall last me; and would to Heaven love held me not so enthralled and subject to its laws and to the eyes of that fair ingrate whom I name between my teeth, but that those of this lovely damsel might be the masters of my liberty.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But don’t you recall how my charity Raised you, you ingrate, from your misery?
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • That gentleman is a knave, a wretched scoundrel, a vain little ingrate, a heartless, soulless, haughty, and wicked man!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And he says to me the ingrate, to me the forgetful, to me the pitiless, to me the guilty one: Thanks!
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Unwilling, even under this discomfiture, to resign the ingrate and leave her hopeless, in case of her better dispositions obtaining the mastery over the darker side of her character, Mr Meagles, for six successive days, published a discreetly covert advertisement in the morning papers, to the effect that if a certain young person who had lately left home without reflection, would at any time apply to his address at Twickenham, everything would be as it had been before, and no…
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • …eyes and a severe air, "was a humble and heroic man, who served the Republic and France gloriously, who was great in the greatest history that men have ever made, who lived in the bivouac for a quarter of a century, beneath grape-shot and bullets, in snow and mud by day, beneath rain at night, who captured two flags, who received twenty wounds, who died forgotten and abandoned, and who never committed but one mistake, which was to love too fondly two ingrates, his country and myself."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • …steeds in haste to rise betimes and come forth to see my lady; when thou seest her I entreat of thee to salute her on my behalf: but have a care, when thou shalt see her and salute her, that thou kiss not her face; for I shall be more jealous of thee than thou wert of that light-footed ingrate that made thee sweat and run so on the plains of Thessaly, or on the banks of the Peneus (for I do not exactly recollect where it was thou didst run on that occasion) in thy jealousy and love.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "Ingrates!" says the garment, "I protected you in inclement weather.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I worked too hard on you, you ingrate.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • At last the cloth being removed, Don Quixote with great composure lifted up his voice and said: "One of the greatest sins that men are guilty of is—some will say pride—but I say ingratitude, going by the common saying that hell is full of ingrates.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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