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insolent
used in The Mill on the Floss

6 uses
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Definition
rudely disrespectful
  • "He's none so full now, the Floss isn't," said Bob, as he kicked the water up before him, with an agreeable sense of being insolent to it.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (72% in)
  • Mr. Tulliver, Mrs. Glegg considered, must be made to feel, when he came to his right mind, that he could never humble himself enough; for that had come which she had always foreseen would come of his insolence in time past "to them as were the best friends he'd got to look to."
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (16% in)
  • Giants have an immemorial right to stupidity and insolent abuse.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (70% in)
  • Very well! you may leave my premises to-morrow, then; hold your insolent tongue and let me pass.
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (34% in)
  • And the brother is just as insolent, only in a cooler way.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- Wakem in a New Light (34% in)
  • I could bear everything more quietly if I knew you didn't hate me for an insolent coxcomb.
    6.11 -- Book 6 Chapter 11 -- In the Lane (37% in)

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