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insolent
used in Lonesome Dove

14 uses
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Definition
rudely disrespectful
  • The fact that the bartender had been a little slow and insolent hadn't necessarily been a reason to break his nose.
    Chapters 42-43 (34% in)
insolent = rudely disrespectful
  • "You dern cowboys ought to broom yourselves off before you walk in here," he said with an insolent look.
    Chapters 42-43 (18% in)
  • The man looked at Augustus calmly and a little insolently, it seemed to Lorena.
    Chapters 44-45 (75% in)
  • It seemed to Lorena that he too had a touch of insolence in his manner.
    Chapters 44-45 (76% in)
  • " "Well, he'll be back," Augustus said, the insolence more pronounced in his voice.
    Chapters 44-45 (77% in)
  • He had an insolent manner and spat tobacco juice constantly while he talked.
    Chapters 52-53 (91% in)
  • There was an insolence in his voice that caused Jake to flare up for a moment despite himself.
    Chapters 70-71 (47% in)
  • The insolence of the look was so great that for a moment Jake contemplated gunplay.
    Chapters 70-71 (48% in)
  • He remembered how insolent Frog Lip had been only the day before, and how he had wanted to shoot him then.
    Chapters 70-71 (77% in)
  • Then he went to the wagon, ignoring Jasper and Soupy, who were as insolent as ever.
    Chapters 72-73 (80% in)
  • Bert had always considered that Dish had been awarded the top-hand position unfairly, and he was not about to put up with such insolence from him.
    Chapters 79-80 (10% in)
  • He had an insolent look.
    Chapters 83-84 (34% in)
  • Insolence was apt to bring out the comic in him, as Call knew too well.
    Chapters 83-84 (35% in)
  • "He would have killed you," Call said, annoyed by the man's insolent tone.
    Chapters 101-102 (60% in)

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