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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REBELLIOUSNESS

And submissive, where rebelliousness would not have been without excuse.

Britt's ugly stare was taking the spirit out of the landlord's rebelliousness.

For her rebelliousness and general contumacy she was condemned to be burned alive.

Notwithstanding my youth, my spirit has no fears of incurring a like rebelliousness.

Back of this rebelliousness lay a certain amount of British influence.

We do not ask to forget our rebelliousness, but we ask to be assured that we are reconciled to Thee.

The rebelliousness of The Loom of Youth was in tune with the temper of the hour.

Then the old doubting rancor and rebelliousness took possession of the multitude.

The rebelliousness of Byron seems a rebelliousness not so much deliberate and intellectual as instinctive and impulsive.

Her defiance, resentment, rebelliousness, vanished from a softly agitated face.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin rebellis (see rebel (adj.)) + -ous. Related: Rebelliously; rebelliousness.

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