INSOLENCE in a Sentence

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insolence
 n.  scornful treatment; insulting speech or conduct
Classic Sentence: (85 in 6 pages)
1  It was the bold way his eyes looked out of his swarthy face with a displeasing air of insolence, as if all women were his property to be enjoyed in his own good time.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  Dazzled by these tales, freedom became a never-ending picnic, a barbecue every day of the week, a carnival of idleness and theft and insolence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
3  The bayonet-scarred portrait with its high-piled hair, hall-exposed breasts and cool insolence had, as always, a tonic effect upon her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
4  His insolence is monumental and his shamelessness about his profiteering makes me boil.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
5  She said and did exactly what she pleased and, in practically no time, her insolence knew no bounds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  It seemed impossible that she had seen all this strength and insolence brought low.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
7  Lily drew away with a movement of quick disdain: it was easier to endure his insolence than his commiseration.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
8  But she had no talent for conscious insolence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  Sometimes, it seemed to be driven a little way, but it always returned again with increased insolence.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
10  Meanwhile the suitors were throwing discs or aiming with spears at a mark on the levelled ground in front of Ulysses' house, and were behaving with all their old insolence.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
11  I know all about her husband, and have been partner with him in affliction, but I am afraid of passing through this crowd of cruel suitors, for their pride and insolence reach heaven.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
12  But Minerva would not let the suitors for one moment drop their insolence, for she wanted Ulysses to become still more bitter against them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
13  It was all pride and insolence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
14  Be it so," said Ulrica, no longer interrupting him; "go thy way, and forget, in the insolence of thy superority, that the wretch before thee is the daughter of thy father's friend.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  Hilda drove in silence for some time after this piece of unheard of insolence from that chit Connie.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Example Sentence:
1  The gift and endearment cannot make me forget your earlier insolence.
2  How dare you treat me so rudely! The manager will hear of your insolence.
3  I'll make you suffer for this insolence.