DISOBEDIENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISOBEDIENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  unwilling to submit to authority
 a.  not obeying or complying with commands
Classic Sentence:
1  Mrs. Meade was disobedient for the first time in her married life and flatly refused to yield to the doctor's command that she take the train to safety.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  He shook his head, and said that the boy had been impudent and disobedient, ever since he bought him; that he was going to break him in, once for all.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  Everything went happily at home too; but at lunch Grisha began whistling, and, what was worse, was disobedient to the English governess, and was forbidden to have any tart.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 8
4  The trumpets instantly sounded, while the heralds proclaimed the Lady Rowena the Queen of Beauty and of Love for the ensuing day, menacing with suitable penalties those who should be disobedient to her authority.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  Sins of anger, envy of others, gluttony, vanity, disobedience.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  Choice is taken from them, and conscience is either killed, or, if it lives at all, lives but to give rebellion its fascination and disobedience its charm.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
7  For all sins, as theologians weary not of reminding us, are sins of disobedience.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
8  With this sin of disobedience in him, Jonah still further flouts at God, by seeking to flee from Him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
9  A truant provincial was paying the forfeit of his disobedience, by being plundered of those very effects which had caused him to desert his place in the ranks.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
10  In the whole history of the settlement there had never been such a case of rank disobedience to the authority of the Elders.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  There was no thought of rebellion or disobedience in her mind.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
12  "I am not sorry you lost them, for you broke the rules, and deserved some punishment for disobedience," was the severe reply, which rather disappointed the young lady, who expected nothing but sympathy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
13  Terrible examples have taught you how he punishes disobedience and crime.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  I was very disobedient towards my father.
2  Her tone was that of a parent to a disobedient child.
3  He called for a campaign of civil disobedience if the president did not honour the election results.
4  The opposition threatened a campaign of civil disobedience.
5  Not only did Miss Minchin upbraid Ermengarde for her disobedience, but she hung her up by her braids from a coat rack in the classroom.