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If any orphan admitted to the school should be incompetent to learn, or master a trade … or become insubordinate, or guilty of vice or crime … or become an unfit companion for the others … he may be removed or expelled.
“I FINALLY GOT TO THE MOUNTAINTOP AND I FAILED”BY BOB FERNANDEZ, THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, AND CHARLOTTE KEITH, SPOTLIGHT PAJUNE 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
Of course, if the message still isn’t getting through, there may be a bigger issue at play, either with your boss struggling to assert her authority or your insubordinate peer failing to recognize it.
I’VE BEEN PROMOTED, BUT MY OLD BOSS STILL SEEMS TO THINK I WORK FOR HIMKARLA MILLERJANUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The sisters took advantage of the scandal she had caused to act in an insubordinate way towards her.
BELL'S CATHEDRALS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF ROMSEY ABBEYTHOMAS PERKINS
Drunk or sober, they were constantly insubordinate, setting a bad example to the crew, and quarrelling with each other.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
"Pull yourself together, dear old officer," said Bones, raising his voice to an insubordinate pitch.
THE KEEPERS OF THE KING'S PEACEEDGAR WALLACE
William Moore was an insubordinate gunner; after an altercation, Kidd hit him on the head with a bucket, and he died.
PRIVATEERING AND PIRACY IN THE COLONIAL PERIODVARIOUS
An insubordinate clergy and a dissolute populace quickly felt the hand that now held the reins.
HISTORY OF THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPE, VOLUME I (OF 2)JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER
He is the most insubordinate of all types as an employee and as a boss is the most inexorable.
HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHTELSIE LINCOLN BENEDICT AND RALPH PAINE BENEDICT
Desperate Indians and insubordinate Negroes were the occasion of grave fears on the part of the colonists.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
You'd expect to hear that the Ancient's conversation at mess is insubordinate, rebellious, or at least bitterly sarcastic.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 150, FEBRUARY 2, 1916VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO INSUBORDINATE

  • anarchistic
  • defiant
  • disobedient
  • disorderly
  • factious
  • insubordinate
  • insurgent
  • mutinous
  • radical
  • rebel
  • riotous
  • subversive
  • warring
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