Goaded into fury by the impertinence of a boy, he had used insulting words.
I have already given you specimens of Mrs. Betty's impertinence.
Page 234The stranger looked at him as if strongly disposed to chastise his impertinence.
Only the emergency could have spurred him to the point of so outrageous an impertinence.
Then certain expressions, the impertinence of which had not struck him at first, chilled him now.
Your coming here is an affront, an impertinence, an audacity.
It is an impertinence, this theory, and an insult to natural human instincts.
I fancy you lie, sir; and you sha'n't have Harriet, for your impertinence.
Every pen stopped, every head was raised, astounded by my impertinence.
In this impertinence is the only noteworthy fault we discover in the book.