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insolent
used in For Whom the Bell Tolls

5 uses
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Definition
rudely disrespectful
  • But he had more brains and more inner dignity and outer insolence and humor than any man that he had ever known.
    Chapter 18 (28% in)
insolence = rude disrespect
  • Kashkin had made him out to be a hell of a fellow and Karkov had at first been insultingly polite and then, when Robert Jordan had not played at being a hero but had told a story that was really funny and obscenely discreditable to himself, Karkov had shifted from the politeness to a relieved rudeness and then to insolence and they had become friends.
    Chapter 18 (29% in)
  • She was his wife and he said something to her in Russian that no one could hear and for a moment the insolence that had been in his eyes as he entered the room was gone.
    Chapter 32 (22% in)
  • "Liquidated," the officer said insolently as though speaking to himself.
    Chapter 40 (47% in)
  • Karkov said insolently, nodding toward the map.
    Chapter 42 (66% in)

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