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"You'd better not be impudent, young one," said Ben, roughly.

What do you mean by looking me in the face in that impudent manner?

The lightness is no doubt as characteristic of Shakespeare as the impudent humour.

Even this did not make me beastly drunk, but it made me desperate and impudent.

Besides, I thought that he did not dare to make or talk of these impudent preparations.

I felt an absurd desire to smash it, for the impudent thing had been running all the while.

None but impudent girls, he says, should run away with a man.

You have no right to come into this room in this impudent manner.

Can he courteously talk to an equal, and browbeat an impudent dunce?

This woman is some impudent impostor, who wants to extort money out of me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin impudentem (nominative impudens) "without shame, shameless," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + pudens "ashamed, modest," present participle of pudere "to cause shame" (see pudendum). Related: Impudently.

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