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used in Main Street

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rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • He's awfully impertinent.
    Chapter 10 (70% in)
  • I don't know what the country's coming to, with these Scandahoofian clodhoppers demanding every cent you can save, and so ignorant and impertinent, and on my word, demanding bath-tubs and everything—as if they weren't mighty good and lucky at home if they got a bath in the wash-tub."
    Chapter 7 (75% in)
  • Bjornstam told his scapes: selling horses in a Montana mining-camp, breaking a log-jam, being impertinent to a "two-fisted" millionaire lumberman.
    Chapter 16 (96% in)
  • While Kennicott labored over ordering it was annoying to see him permit the waiter to be impertinent, but as the cocktail elevated her to a bridge among colored stars, as the oysters came in—not canned oysters in the Gopher Prairie fashion, but on the half-shell—she cried, "If you only knew how wonderful it is not to have had to plan this dinner, and order it at the butcher's and fuss and think about it, and then watch Bea cook it!
    Chapter 17 (62% in)
  • I hate that impertinent young woman!
    Chapter 21 (37% in)
  • When Carol was touched by the desire for heroism in Raymie and tried tactfully to express it, Vida made her feel like an impertinent child.
    Chapter 23 (2% in)
  • Amazing impertinence!
    Chapter 29 (34% in)
  • There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
    Chapter 31 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "impertinent" in Main Street.

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