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Discontent and insubordination now prevailed amongst the rebels.

Two days earlier he would not have dreamed of such a piece of insubordination.

The inference that there had been insubordination is inevitable.

Heaven knew what amount of insubordination might spring out of it!

"You are simply adding to your insubordination, sir," he says, coldly.

The crew had arrived at the highest pitch of insubordination.

I showed in my face my scorn for the Cass sort of selfishness and insubordination.

Sickness, weariness, and insubordination prevailed in his troop.

This would not do, said the colonel; it was tantamount to insubordination.

Two important expressions of art, in a state of insubordination.

WORD ORIGIN

1790, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + subordination. Perhaps on model of French insubordination (1788).

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