Example sentences for: impertinence

How can you use “impertinence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The result is not a fugue but an impertinence.

  • Since Greene would juggle the same motifs for the rest of his life--the triangles, the bonds between cuckolds and lovers, the self-sacrificing renunciations, the use of birthmarks to indicate spiritual blight, the insistent pull of Catholicism--Jordan's interpolation seems not an impertinence but the highest form of respect.

  • To old San Franciscans, people whose hands have shaken the hands of those who came in the Gold Rush, the move is an act of lèse-majesté, an impertinence rivaling only that of Billy Ralston, who chose to go for a refreshing swim in the harbor one day in 1875 when his mighty Bank of California was crashing, rather than stay at the office.

  • But for others he's vital link with a tradition of impertinence dating back to dada in general and Duchamp's urinal in particular.

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