Thesaurus / effrontery
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Without real and ingenious effrontery there is not doing anything at court.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
She had the effrontery to hold the baby up, with his little naked legs kicking in Tanqueray's face.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
How dared he have the effrontery to intrude his unclean carcass betwixt the wind and our nobility?
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
The old Bohemian was there, in a humble attitude, little conformable with the effrontery natural to his race.
MICHAEL STROGOFFJULES VERNE
Some of the senators doubted that the President had such "daring effrontery" as to ask for such power.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
“You have a very imperfect idea of my resources, and none at all of my effrontery,” replied Alexander.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 10 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The place was quickly retaken, but the effrontery of the attempt from a neutral port showed the insecurity of the conditions.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
Many of the officers were assaulted and robbed with the greatest effrontery.
CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERSJULES VERNE
If Spivak intimately knew the man—but he did not and the effrontery disarmed him.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
It is truly amazing that the Law had the effrontery to turn upon its divine Author, and that without a show of right.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
WORDS RELATED TO EFFRONTERY
- back talk
- big talk
- hot air
- throwing of the gauntlet
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