IMPERTINENT in a Sentence

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impertinent
 a.  improperly forward or bold; rude
Example Sentence:
1  I hope he didn't think me impertinent when I asked him about his private life.
2  It would be impertinent to suggest that he was always wrong.
3  His neighbors' impertinent curiosity about his lack of dates angered Ted; it was downright rude of them to ask him such personal questions.
4  I consider his remark a gross impertinence.
5  She had the impertinence to suggest I needed a holiday.
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  Her temper was beginning to rise again at the thought that this rude and impertinent man had heard everything--heard things she now wished she had died before she ever uttered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  When he climbed into the buggy and took the reins from her and threw her some impertinent remark, she felt young and gay and attractive again, for all her worries and her increasing bulk.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
3  Bjornstam told his scapes: selling horses in a Montana mining-camp, breaking a log-jam, being impertinent to a "two-fisted" millionaire lumberman.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  When Carol was touched by the desire for heroism in Raymie and tried tactfully to express it, Vida made her feel like an impertinent child.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  A nose to the whale would have been impertinent.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
7  He deemed all such inquiries on the part of a slave improper and impertinent, and evidence of a restless spirit.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  Cavalcanti was evidently embarrassed; he bowed to Morcerf, who replied with the most impertinent look possible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
9  Contrary to custom, this gentleman had not been watched, for as the report ran that he was a person of high rank, and one who would allow no impertinent interference, his incognito was strictly respected.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
10  At this rather impertinent order, Peppino raised his torch to the face of Danglars, who hastily withdrew that he might not have his eyelashes burnt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
11  squalled Polly, bending down from his perch on the back of her chair to peep into Jo's face, with such a comical air of impertinent inquiry that it was impossible to help laughing.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
12  No, that I am sure I shall not; and I think it is very impertinent of him to write to you at all, and very hypocritical.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
13  I told him of all that had occurred to make my former interference in his affairs absurd and impertinent.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
14  If the impertinent remarks of Mrs. Jennings are to be the proof of impropriety in conduct, we are all offending every moment of our lives.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
15  She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21