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She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
  angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
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indignation indignantly indignant
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  • She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
  • "I am not a fool," she said indignantly.
  • ’Of course not — I’m not a kiddie,’ said the boy, indignantly;
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • "Don’t you dare talk to me that way!" she replied indignantly.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • She only felt a furious surge of indignation that he should think her such a fool.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "I’d like to suggest that it be named for my husband," Mrs. Poole had said, and looked around, indignant that no one else had made this suggestion.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • "I wasn’t snooping," said Katie indignantly.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • And sometimes the difference between individual and organized indignation is the difference between criminal and political action.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Afterwards he saw her lower lip quiver with indignation at her brother’s insolent, cruel and ungrateful words
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • I was trying to be indignant but he was so cute.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You

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  • Her indignation failed her, and she broke off sobbing.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • The other girl put her hands on her hips indignantly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "We weren’t trying to hear him!" said Ron indignantly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • ’I never ask advice about growing,’ Alice said indignantly.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • To general indignation, a sign went up on all common-room noticeboards that the next trip into Hogsmeade had been cancelled.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Pesao looks at his face, giggles and flings another pebble at the hens, who scatter indignantly.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Your indignation is very natural.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Hedwig’s cage bounced onto the shiny floor, and she rolled away, shrieking indignantly;
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Daring, indignant, Piggy took the conch. "That’s what I said! I said about our meetings and things and then you said shut up—"
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He was working himself up to indignation.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Miss Ophelia was so indignant at the barefaced lie, that she caught the child and shook her.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "London isn’t a Hole," said Polly indignantly.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician’s Nephew
  • He straightened up indignantly and yelled "HEY!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Jesus had righteous indignation when he turned over the tables in the temple and drove out the thieving moneychangers.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • The Savage’s voice was trembling with indignation.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He’s planning to feed you to his friend like a fly to a frog, so how about a little indignation?
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Johnny was so indignant he nearly squeaked.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • I heard an indignant shriek, followed by a door slamming.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • We were horrified and indignant.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Beatrice’s indignation sounded genuine.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • We exploded on the surface, in the middle of the Santa Monica Bay, knocking a surfer off his board with an indignant, "Dude!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • "I am not hiding," exclaimed King Pellinore indignantly.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • she spent the night turning over in bed and weeping with indignation.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Alexandra looked from one to the other, her eyes full of indignation.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • The crowd jeered and laughed; but the young prince sprang to the gate with his face flushed, and his eyes flashing with indignation, and cried out,— "How dar’st thou use a poor lad like that?"
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • "I can’t believe," she said indignantly, not even hearing this, "that you and Wes are out on a date and you didn’t even tell me."
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Indignation quivered on her lip; but it was quelled by the secret voice which warned her that she must not quarrel with him.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • However just her indignation might be, her ideal was not to claim justice, but to give tenderness.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • In truth, it was the death of Nolan ... which roused that wave of indignation in the Southwest which ended in the independence of Texas.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Rage, astonishment, indignation, and a storm of passions, rushed through the listener’s heart, as the plot was laid bare.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The general flushed with indignation as he spoke.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • ’They most certainly would!’ cried Mr Gloop indignantly.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • She was breathless with indignation.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • everybody had looked at me (as I felt painfully conscious) with indignation and abhorrence.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ...the natural and righteous indignation I feel at the sight of a criminal devoid of the least spark of human feeling.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • it was a genuine, indignant astonishment.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "Those Pye girls are cheats all round," said Diana indignantly
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • "Hermione," said Ron in a low and indignant voice, "are you going to stop telling Harry off and listen to Binns, or...?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • [Jack looks indignantly at him, and leaves the room.]
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • I was indignant.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
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