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impudent
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
  • Quentin Daniels sat on the floor, with his tray on his lap; he seemed completely at home, and he glanced up at her once in a while, grinning like an impudent kid brother who had beaten her to a secret she had not discovered.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (68% in)
  • He saw a sudden flicker in the boy's face, an attempt at his old, bright, impudent grin.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (81% in)
  • Rearden rose to his feet by a long, cautious effort; he saw the tortured spasm of the boy's features, as he settled him slowly against his chest, like a baby held tight in his arms-but the spasm twisted into another echo of the impudent grin, and the boy asked, "Who's the Wet Nurse now?"
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (82% in)

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