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used in Of Human Bondage

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rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
  • "I see Mr. Gordon has black-booked you for "gross impertinence.'
    15-16 — Chapters 15-16 (96% in)
  • "I'm not going to sit still while you say impertinent things to me,' he said with dignity.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (29% in)
  • "Yes,' answered Philip uncertainly, for put in that way his question seemed impertinent.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (69% in)
  • ...had nothing ready, and he was very scornful of the two heads that Lawson sent; they were obviously the work of a student, straightforward portraits of models, but they had a certain force; Clutton, aiming at perfection, had no patience with efforts which betrayed hesitancy, and with a shrug of the shoulders told Lawson it was an impertinence to exhibit stuff which should never have been allowed out of his studio; he was not less contemptuous when the two heads were accepted.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (1% in)
  • He was impressed by Philip's assurance, and accepted meekly Philip's implied suggestion that the painter's arrogant claim to be the sole possible judge of painting has anything but its impertinence to recommend it.
    47-48 — Chapters 47-48 (10% in)
  • She had the art of treating women who desired refreshment with just that degree of impertinence which irritated them without affording them an opportunity of complaining to the management.
    55-56 — Chapters 55-56 (38% in)
  • He knew nothing of Philip's circumstances; perhaps he could well afford the expense; Philip might think it impertinent if he made any suggestion.
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (12% in)

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