Usage examples for insubordination

  1. I know how distressing to you such insubordination is, and greatly regretted that you should have been again exposed to it. – Letters of David Ricardo to Thomas Robert Malthus, 1810-1823 by David Ricardo
  2. When, however, the Boers showed that they disapproved of all this, the natives were immediately taught to regard them as their oppressors, and were encouraged to insubordination to their masters, and the ill- effects of this policy on the part of the missionaries has reached further than can be told. – A Century of Wrong by F. W. Reitz
  3. You must crush insubordination. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  4. The chief characteristics of Robert Clive at his several schools had been boldness and insubordination. – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  5. They knew that not all men, nor even the greater part, are heroes, and that if the worthless element had once reason to believe that they might escape the legitimate consequences of their crimes, desertion and insubordination would destroy the army. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  6. Tell me plainly, is there insubordination in the camp?" – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  7. But even if he had looked no farther than the history of his own country and of that very metropolis, he might have found sufficient proof that insubordination and anarchy like them quite as well. – Colloquies on Society by Robert Southey
  8. What would become of her if left to the unrestrained indulgence of such a temper and spirit of insubordination as she has shown this morning? – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  9. The Parliament of Berlin, struggling up to the end against the all- powerful Minister, had seen its members prosecuted for speeches made within its own walls, and had at last been prorogued in order that its insubordination might not hamper the Crown in the moment of danger. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  10. They sometimes attempt to escape; but there has been no instance of revolt or insubordination. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  11. The withdrawal of the Italian delegates was construed as an act of insubordination, and punished as such. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  12. I should be the last person to wish to instil into your mind any feeling of dissatisfaction with your lot in life, or any sentiment of envy or insubordination towards your superiors. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  13. The Commodore did not deny that he had so done, but excused himself upon the plea of necessity, offering to lay the whole matter before the Court of Directors so soon as they returned; but the Admiral was vested with most extensive powers, not only of the trial, but the condemnation and punishment of any person guilty of mutiny and insubordination in his fleet. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. This would not do, said the colonel; it was tantamount to insubordination. – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  15. I won't stand for insubordination in my mills, Gilby. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  16. The old extreme of a severe exercise of parental authority has passed away, and a new extreme of filial insubordination and insolent self- assertion has taken its place. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  17. The whole bias of your mind has been towards insubordination and lawlessness. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  18. A light is thrown upon the ill- feeling at home, when a member of the Privy Council, Lord Pembroke, tells a captain who resisted this mutinous spirit, that the news of the insubordination of his crew was the best which he had heard for a long time, and that it was welcome even to the King: that he must deal leniently with his men, and only see that he remained master of the ship. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  19. " A mere trifle; some little insubordination in the legion. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  20. " Insubordination, wherever you find it, is the most dangerous condition of affairs that can be figgered out. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis