Usage examples for insolence

  1. It is enough reward that I do not hang thee now for insolence, and for thy wicked deeds. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  2. " I'm afraid it's quite impossible," answered the secretary with studied insolence. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  3. They charged him with insolence and cruelty, and- so hateful is crime- they even flung his treachery in his teeth. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  4. She had come in the doctor's carriage, and she had no leisure or thought for the insolence with which Lady Iniscrone stared at her, as though her presence there required explanation. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  5. As a satisfaction for this attack, provoked by his own insolence, he demanded the immediate dismissal of the Austrian Minister, Baron Thugut, and threatened, in case of refusal, to leave Vienna, which he did on the next day. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. The conductor's insolence irritated me beyond measure, and coming as it did on the top of bitter disappointment I was driven into a deplorable access of rage, which I shall always regret. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  7. I've had about enough of your insolence! – Ghost Beyond the Gate by Mildred A. Wirt
  8. The insolence- the consummate ignorant audacity! – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. Let gentlemen but consider whether our prince's and our country's honor is not as much engaged to revenge our injuries as the honor of the Spaniards can be to support their insolence." – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  10. John talked to you a long time of what was expected of you, and told you how little you had given- Like his insolence. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  11. There was a kind of insolence which was visible in their tastes even. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  12. They crowded round Columbus, kneeling before him to kiss his hands and feet praying forgiveness for their insolence and mutiny, and promising in the future to obey him without question. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  13. Have you with the insolence of your unbelief even brought her into the Cathedral?" – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  14. I humbly beg your pardon, and Gregory's, for the insolence of my note. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  15. And in the letter itself, how strong are the expressions with which he describes the insolence of the indulgence vendors! – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  16. For your insolence to me and my cousin. – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  17. Just at this time Cook came ashore, and King reported what had occurred, receiving orders to fire with ball if he received any insolence or stones were thrown. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  18. Madam, 'tis dark, and we may meet with Insolence. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  19. But the mutineers who had sailed away full of pride and insolence now returned in very humble mood. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. If he was conscious of the hate in Dave's eyes he hid his emotions under a mask of insolence. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead