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used in Middlemarch

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rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • Lydgate's conceit was of the arrogant sort, never simpering, never impertinent, but massive in its claims and benevolently contemptuous.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (27% in)
  • Will wrote from Rome, and began by saying that his obligations to Mr. Casaubon were too deep for all thanks not to seem impertinent.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (69% in)
  • Mary felt uncomfortable, but, determined to take the matter lightly, answered at once, "I have said so many impertinent things to Fred—we are such old playfellows."
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (78% in)
  • Still he called himself stupid now for not foreseeing that it would be impossible for him to look towards Dorothea—nay, that she might feel his coming an impertinence.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (42% in)

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