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insolent
used in Wuthering Heights

8 uses
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Definition
rudely disrespectful
  • Where will their insolence stop?
    Chapter 6 (72% in)
  • He was not insolent to his benefactor, he was simply insensible; though knowing perfectly the hold he had on his heart, and conscious he had only to speak and all the house would be obliged to bend to his wishes.
    Chapter 4 (83% in)
  • ...wakened in her a naughty delight to provoke him: she was never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us with her bold, saucy look, and her ready words; turning Joseph's religious curses into ridicule, baiting me, and doing just what her father hated most — showing how her pretended insolence, which he thought real, had more power over Heathcliff than his kindness: how the boy would do HER bidding in anything, and HIS only when it suited his own inclination.
    Chapter 5 (54% in)
  • 'Silence, eavesdropper!' cried Catherine; 'none of your insolence before me!
    Chapter 9 (84% in)
  • 'Try for yourself, if that be your spirit: I have done, and yield the argument to your saucy insolence.'
    Chapter 10 (74% in)
  • I couldn't withhold giving some loose to my indignation; but Catherine angrily insisted on silence, and threatened to order me out of the kitchen, if I dared to be so presumptuous as to put in my insolent tongue.
    Chapter 11 (30% in)
  • 'Your land, insolent slut!
    Chapter 33 (32% in)
  • Go with Mrs. Dean, and keep with her; and confine your insolence to her ears.
    Chapter 33 (44% in)

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