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insŏlesco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [insolens], to become unusual or strange.
I. Lit., of the voice, to begin to change, to become manly: “coepit Caelo vox insolescere,Tert. ad Nat. 2, 12; “of the womb: uterus insolescens,” i. e. swelling up, Hier. in Helv. 18.—
II. Trop., to grow haughty or insolent, to become elated (mostly post-Aug.): ad superbiam, Cato ap. Gell. 7, 3, 15: “per licentiam animus humanus insolescit,Sall. C. 6, 7: “rebus secundis,Tac. H. 2, 7; Just. 31, 8, 7.
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    • Tacitus, Historiae, 2.7
    • Sallust, Catilinae Coniuratio, 6
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