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  • adv. In an insolent manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an insolent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unusually; strangely.
  • In an insolent manner; with contemptuous pride; haughtily; rudely; saucily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an insolent manner


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  • "insolently" to crowd us off the road, or to contend for his part of it, turned his team aside, leaving us double room to go by, and sometimes stopping until we had passed.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • I saw Mr. Pike, yesterday, shaking his fist in a fury of hatred at one such craft that flew insolently past us not a quarter of a mile away.


  • Then the unfortunate Larry, truly half-devil and all child, had waxed sullen and retorted still more insolently; and the next he knew, the mate, descending upon him like a hurricane, had handcuffed him to the mizzen fife-rail.


  • When this man spoke insolently in denying the charge, London socked him.


  • It was not that it was challenging, but that it was so insolently business-like.


  • Far from blaming the institution, Hare suggests that public schools are only as good and bad as the teachers; we see Blakemore insolently rebuffing one of those pedants who uses heavy sarcasm as a weapon of mass destruction.

    South Downs/The Browning Version – review

  • Zahar sprawled insolently in his chair, pausing only to turn his head and cough on his shoulder.

    Rogue Oracle

  • Hence, things are a bit out of order, and it is Diarmuid whom I was addressing insolently, not Anita, of course!

    A is for Authenticity « An A-Z of ELT

  • Eduard catches him and calls him on it, but a few minutes later, Tato insolently puts more slices of fruit in his mouth between squeezes of the syringe.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • In return, he craved my antecedents and residence, pried into my private life, insolently demanded how many children had I and did I live in wedlock, and asked divers other unseemly and degrading questions.

    The Dignity of Dollars


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