effrontery


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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
What they had not the effrontery to do, was not worth doing.
They have the effrontery to doubt the word of an acknowledged expert who tells them of the possible dangers of four-weekly bin collections.
This is the type of action that continues to give the like of United State President, Donald Trump, the effrontery to be deriding Africa and its leaders,' the Union regretted.
The effrontery and arrogance of people such as Tory councillor Sebastian Arbuthnot-Leslie sickens me.
Ms Cass must be aware of these undisputed findings yet still has the effrontery to frighten us with her "deadly effects of passive smoke"
Eight o'clock on a Monday night in Devon, pilgrimages like that are normally undertaken to a virgin birth, not a Virgin train journey, and Sky have the effrontery to put happy, smiling supporters on their adverts