Now, here, my brother," said Nada, pointing at me with her finger, "here is that old umfagozan, that low fellow, who, unless I dream, but a very little while ago brought shame upon me--ay, my brother, he struck me, a maid, with his kerrie, and that only because I said that I would stab him for his insolence
, and he did worse: he swore that he would drag me to some old chief of his to be a gift to him, and this he was about to do, had you not come.
replied the young man, additionally exasperated with this mixture of insolence
and good manners, of politeness and scorn.
Bear everything, and put up with every man's insolence
, without a word.
Let me tell you--and it shall surely be--he shall pay for this insolence
with his life.
His evasion, of course, was the height of insolence
, but it argued some resource and nerve.
He threw back his head, and there he stood in the golden glow with all his old Assyrian luxuriance of beard, all his native insolence
of drooping eyelids and intolerant eyes.
of behaviour as Miss Tilney's she had never heard of in her life
It is indeed disreputable for those who are equal, or nearly so, to the enemy, to endeavour to take refuge within their walls--but since it very often happens, that those who make the attack are too powerful for the bravery and courage of those few who oppose them to resist, if you would not suffer the calamities of war and the insolence
of the enemy, it must be thought the part of a good soldier to seek for safety under the shelter and protection of walls more especially since so many missile weapons and machines have been most ingeniously invented to besiege cities with.
She used the clients whom she did not know with frigid insolence
, and when she was talking to a friend was perfectly indifferent to the calls of the hurried.
He has a good word for the virtues, he patronizes the Christian graces, he pats humble merit on the head; he has even explosions of indignation against the insolence
and pride of birth, and purse-pride.
No opportunity had presented itself of making an example of insolence
or insubordination--such as had occurred on every other day since the sickness smote Berande.
And yet on this unstable and death-terrific substance of which he was well aware Van Horn was composed, he trod heavily with his personality, daring, to the verge of detonation, to impact it with his insolence
Through the varnish of politeness which overlaid his manner, there rose to the surface the underlying insolence
, hidden, on all ordinary occasions, from all human eyes.
Away, therefore, with your insolence
, for I know well when to go fast, and when to go slow.
Glenarm had lived all her life in good society, and was a perfect mistress of the subtleties of refined insolence
in her intercourse with those who incurred her displeasure.