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insolence

in suh luhns

  • n  the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  • n  an offensive disrespectful impudent act

  • In granting Faurisson a mock award for "unrespectability and insolence" based on the historian's repeated court convictions for denying the Holocaust ever took place, Dieudonn .
  • Pinter's quietly murderous insolence was the theatrical equivalent to Nikita Khrushchev's shoe-banging at the United Nations.
  • For transgressing a taboo (insolence to his elder brother) he was beaten on the soles of his feet by seven people, considered himself lucky to escape so lightly.
News & Articles

  • Uninhibited inclinations and salacious dresses
    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion photo shoots / Fashion pictures Herein lies a photographic shoot that simultaneously meets the requirements of raw sexuality and refined photography. Photographer Bernard Gueit creates a powerfully seductive shoot with a fusion of colour, clothing and insolence. This retro style of editing brings the shoot together in a comprehensive and flavour filled ...
    June 29, 2013 - StyleBistro
Quotes

  • Wole Soyinka in AFP
    We challenge him on the continuing corrupt company that we see plotting around and controlling affairs from Aso Rock (presidential villa),said Soyinka, who slammed "the insolence with which the legislators have treated this nation".
  • Rafael Correa in FOXNews
    Your insolence is doing more damage to the Ecuadorean people than your murderous bombs,Correa responded, bellowing into his microphone. "Stop trying to justify the unjustifiable!"
  • William Shakespeare in National Post
    They were upstanding, law-and-order citizens, radicalized by what Shakespeare called "the insolence of office," preaching and occasionally practicing civil disobedience.

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