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insolent
used in The Poisonwood Bible

4 uses
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Definition
rudely disrespectful
  • Only upon reaching that one-hundredth verse do you finally understand you are being punished for the sin of insolence.
    Book 1 — Genesis (70% in)
  • I am against you, O Insolence! saith the oracle of the Lord, the God of hosts; For your day has come, your time of reckoning.
    Book 1 — Genesis (70% in)
  • It used to make us laugh, but now we cringed for having trained him in insolence.
    Book 3 — Judges (21% in)
  • I'd nearly forgotten Pascal, his wide-set eyes and insolent smile, and now he comes creeping around my dreams, throwing open windows faster than I can shut them.
    Book 5 — Exodus (40% in)

There are no more uses of "insolent" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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