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used in Moby Dick

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rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • Do you know, Mr. Elijah, that I consider you a little impertinent?
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (70% in)
  • A nose to the whale would have been impertinent.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (5% in)

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