He was impressed by Philip's assurance, and accepted meekly Philip's implied suggestion that the painter's arrogant claim to be the sole possible judge of painting has anything but its impertinence
to recommend it.
of the Eltons, which for a few minutes had threatened to ruin the rest of her evening, had been the occasion of some of its highest satisfactions; and she looked forward to another happy resultthe cure of Harriet's infatuation.
He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence
to be loved or hated again.
Nothing less than the complaisance of a courtier could have borne without anger such treatment; but Sir William's good breeding carried him through it all; and though he begged leave to be positive as to the truth of his information, he listened to all their impertinence
with the most forbearing courtesy.
"Sir," replied Anne, with a degree of haughtiness which to certain persons became impertinence
, "this is the reason that you trouble me in the midst of so many absorbing concerns!
No one then imputed to pride, or even impertinence
, as would be done nowadays, this liberality on the part of the first minister.