effrontery


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``Let Gurth do thine office, Oswald,'' said Wamba with his usual effrontery; ``the swineherd will be a fit usher to the Jew.''
Morison, was making his task an extremely difficult one--it was that quality of innate goodness and cleanness which is a good girl's stoutest bulwark and protection--an impregnable barrier that only degeneracy has the effrontery to assail.
"Fall voluntarily into my arms, hypocritical and dangerous woman," said D'Artagnan, likewise to himself, "after having abused me with such effrontery, and afterward I will laugh at you with him whom you wish me to kill."
Polina had ordered me merely to take off my hat: the bow and the general effrontery were of my own invention.
-- you understand -- would be excessively angry with you, if he were to learn that you contributed in any way to spread the report that one of his subjects has the effrontery to resemble him."
The caretaker was so struck with their innocent appearance, and with the elegance of Tess's gown hanging across a chair, her silk stockings beside it, the pretty parasol, and the other habits in which she had arrived because she had none else, that her first indignation at the effrontery of tramps and vagabonds gave way to a momentary sentimentality over this genteel elopement, as it seemed.
Oh, woman, throw off your disguising cloaks of selfishness, effrontery, and affectation!
Some of those Medicis would have smuggled themselves in sure.--What they had not the effrontery to do, was not worth doing.
It has been left with the morsels that pay to view ignores, yet it maintains its structures and remunerates its presenters as if it's still at the cutting edge, dare I mention the name Lineker here, then they have the effrontery to scrap free licences for the over seventy fives.
It is, therefore, ridiculous and unacceptable that some yet-to- be-indentified gunmen could have the effrontery to murder the daughter of Pa Fasoranti.
If our wonderful government, backed by an army of faceless civil servants, cannot remedy this appalling situation then how can they have the effrontery to think that they can guide us out of the clutches of Brussels?
Some even have the effrontery to play victim and feign threats on their lives which are simplistic theatrics for seeking public sympathy.It is because of the potential for such chicanery that the drafters of the Constitution included a clause on recall: That voters can petition to pull out elected leaders if they fail to live up to the public expectations.