Usage examples for rudeness

  1. No rudeness ever, just plain curiosity. – Letters from China and Japan by John Dewey Alice Chipman Dewey
  2. And thus she corrected his disorderly habits, quieted his impatient temper, and checked his rudeness, without showing any disturbance. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  3. Some men of this stamp are apt to give themselves great airs, and they think to show their importance by their rudeness to the people of the country. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  4. Then I may make sure of you, said Mrs. Theresa; for now it would be downright rudeness to tell a lady you won't do as she pleases. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  5. She had called the child " rude" at that time, but perhaps it was not rudeness after all. – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  6. Therefore poor Ivan found himself treated to a succession of monosyllables so chilling that there rose up in him, first, a great wave of bitter disappointment and grief; and then a hot anger that held him immovable in his seat, in the face of a now open attack of rudeness such as few women and no man had ever before endured from this experienced mondaine. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  7. And therefore I thought it better to go home and desire you to speak, to Mr Merton, and entreat him to forgive my rudeness. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  8. On the other hand, the diction of the fragments of Ennius, in its strength and in its rudeness, is evidently, in great measure, the creation of his own time and his own mind. – The Roman Poets of the Republic by W. Y. Sellar
  9. " I am sorry to say," said Edith, " that it was not the rudeness of the porter that was offensive, but rather the rudeness of yourself." – The Living Link by James De Mille
  10. One evening, your aunt, who had a good deal of the same high careless spirit which you observe in Lizzie, chanced to make some observation upon the rudeness of sailors in general, forgetting that Helen Atherley's brother was a sailor. – Abbeychurch or, Self-Control and Self-Conceit by Charlotte M. Yonge
  11. Guthrie came up to Howard, and stammered through an apology for his rudeness. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  12. I've talked with a good many people, he said once more, and not one of them ever heard of such rudeness as shouting down a person's chimney. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  13. Masirewa translated for me, how the chief said: " The white man, who is a big chief, has done us honour in visiting our town," and to the man: " You will give us a bad name in all Fiji for our rudeness to the stranger that comes to us." – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  14. To lose time in this matter is a great rudeness. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  15. Daniel was irritated, but the first thought that occurred to him was how he could make amends for his rudeness. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  16. I beg your pardon, mademoiselle, for having exposed you to their rudeness, . – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  17. Is your ladyship's purpose in sending for me to treat me with studied rudeness? – The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins
  18. What should I care for his rudeness! – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  19. I can stand the rudeness of the nobility, but I detest their condescension. – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  20. I intend to punish Richard for his rudeness to me. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey