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in-sŏlentĭa , ae, f. insolens.
I. A being unaccustomed to a thing, unusualness, novelty; with gen. (class.).
B. Rhet., unusualness, novelty, strangeness, affectedness in the choice of words: “orationis,Cic. Brut. 82, 284: “verborum,id. de Or. 3, 13: “peregrina,id. ib. 12.—In plur.: “insolentias verborum a veteribus dictorum respuere,Gell. 13, 21, 22.—
II. Want of moderation, pride, haughtiness, arrogance, insolence: “illa tua singularis insolentia, superbia, contumacia,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 41, § 89; id. ib. 2, 3, 44, § 106; lavish indulgence; opp. continentiam, id. Phil. 9, 6, 13; id. Fam. 9, 20, 1: “hominis,id. de Or. 2, 52, 209: “modeste insolentiam suam continere,id. Agr. 1, 6, 18: “ex secundis rebus,Sall. J. 40, 5: “insolentiam alicui obicere,Nep. Epam. 5: “gloriae,id. Ag. 5. — Plur.: “spiritus a noxiorum insolentiis premitur,Phaedr. 3, epil. 31.
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