from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a malapert manner; saucily; with impudence.


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  • Now, when men hearing their duty, and knowing what God requires of them, do malapertly fight against all equity and justice, what I pray you, do they else, but make manifest war against God?

    The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4. John Welch

  • Mr. Badman did use to serve them so that did use to tell him of his; and besides, when you have said what you can, they will tell you they are not proud, and that you are rather the proud man, else you would not judge, nor so malapertly [59] meddle with other men's matters as you do.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03 John Bunyan 1658

  • '0! it is horrible to behold how irreverently, how easily, and malapertly, children, yea, professing children, at this day, carry it to their parents; snapping and checking, curbing and rebuking of them, as if they had received a dispensation from God to dishonour and disobey parents.' p. 535.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02 John Bunyan 1658

  • Alerane) how dare you thus malapertly abuse this my secret frendship, in suffering you to come so frankely into my chamber.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1 William Painter


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