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insolent
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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Definition
rudely disrespectful
  • Why, yes, he is actually insolent over the matter—has already offered me his patronage, as if he were a grand personage, and proffered me a loan of money, as though he were a banker.
    Chapters 1-2 (93% in)
  • He was a man of twenty-five or twenty-six years of age, of unprepossessing countenance, obsequious to his superiors, insolent to his subordinates; and this, in addition to his position as responsible agent on board, which is always obnoxious to the sailors, made him as much disliked by the crew as Edmond Dantes was beloved by them.
    Chapters 1-2 (17% in)
  • "In two hours' time," said he, "these persons will depart richer by fifty piastres each, to go and risk their lives again by endeavoring to gain fifty more; then they will return with a fortune of six hundred francs, and waste this treasure in some city with the pride of sultans and the insolence of nabobs.
    Chapters 23-24 (24% in)
  • He had a haughty bearing, a look either steady and impenetrable or insolently piercing and inquisitorial.
    Chapters 47-48 (59% in)
  • "It is from no personal ill-feeling towards the viscount, that is all I can say, sir," replied Danglars, who resumed his insolent manner as soon as he perceived that Morcerf was a little softened and calmed down.
    Chapters 77-78 (70% in)
  • He arrived at his usual hour, with a proud look and insolent demeanor; he alighted, passed through the corridors, and entered the house without observing the hesitation of the door-keepers or the coolness of his colleagues.
    Chapters 85-86 (51% in)
  • Danglars, seeing his daughter smiling, and proud even to insolence, could not entirely repress his brutal feelings, but they betrayed themselves only by an exclamation.
    Chapters 95-96 (20% in)
  • I recognized you, some time since, as the insolent dandy who so gracefully mounted his horse in the Champs Elysees.
    Chapters 107-108 (33% in)

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