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used in King Lear

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rudely disrespectful
  • Not only, sir, this your all-licens'd fool,
    But other of your insolent retinue
    Do hourly carp and quarrel; breaking forth
    In rank and not-to-be-endured riots.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (57% in)
insolent = rude

(editor's note: No Fear Shakespeare paraphrases this as:  "It's not just your fool here who can say whatever he wants, but your whole obnoxious entourage keeps whining and arguing, bursting out in intolerably vicious riots.")
There are no more uses of "insolent" in King Lear.

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