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Sample sentences for the GRE study word effrontery

effrontery can be used as a noun

1.'I consent, count, and am ready to overlook it but you perceive that my wife--my wife's a respectable woman --has been exposed to the persecution, and insults, and effrontery of young upstarts, scoundrels..... - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
2.But though Apollo was so renowned in the art of music, there were two individuals who had the effrontery to consider themselves equal to him in this respect, and, accordingly, each challenged him to compete with them in a musical contest. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
3.In France, my dear sir, half such a piece of effrontery as that would cause you to be quickly despatched to Toulon for five years, for change of air.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4."You insolent" replied the Baron, "would you have the impudence to marry my sister who has seventy-two quarterings I find thou hast the most consummate effrontery to dare to mention so presumptuous a design. - from Candide by Voltaire

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