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1desfachatez femininedescaro masculinehow can she have the effrontery to ask me for another loan? — ¿cómo puede tener la desfachatez de pedirme otro préstamo?
- A lot of it's just effrontery, sheer brazen nerve, and a sort of monstrous cockiness.
- With brazen effrontery, however, they painted themselves as martyrs for freedom.
- He then committed several acts of brazen effrontery.
- The version I drove costs a simply staggering £30,900 and then they have the bare-faced effrontery to whack on another £350 for metallic paint.
- The music was what counted but the cockiness, the combination of arrogance and provocation, the sheer effrontery was thrilling to witness.
- With breathtaking effrontery, Cameron finally segues seamlessly into a little sci-fi fantasy showing his scientists discovering an alien city on another planet complete with bug-eyed aliens.
- He said: ‘The sheer effrontery of Kennet in failing to consult even the local members beggars belief.’
- Proposing the motion, he said ‘Such a practice is a petty and heartless effrontery to the most vulnerable and deserving section of our society.’
- But O'Duffy's admiration for the sheer effrontery of the man persisted, and he arranged for another trial to be held in conjunction with the Irish championships.
- Even the French, accustomed to such effrontery from their leaders, especially their current one, could only gasp in disbelief, or at least shrug their shoulders in resignation.
- Various VIPs were attracted by their effrontery.
- As for this ‘cross party reform group’, I can think of nothing less democratic or more dangerous; and what effrontery to ask us to support them.
- I know he doesn't hear that one much because he managed to communicate stunned, silent disapproval at my effrontery over the telephone.
- But the police and a jingoistic public ensure that such effrontery is suitably decried and the witnesses end up regretting having spoken the truth.
- Obviously, I'm not Catholic, but I think it takes a lot of effrontery for the media to try to dictate the doctrine for Catholics.
- He'd come over to confront Stan and Tiny and to tell them exactly what he thought of their effrontery, but held back the accusation for want of proof.
- For his effrontery he was rewarded with the Home Ministry!
- What worries me is the sheer effrontery, the level of twistedness implicit in what he is doing.
- Then, at a time like this our councillors have the mindless effrontery to propose a 16 per cent tax increase.
- On the whole, however, he carries the reader with him by sheer effrontery.
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