• WordNet 3.6
    • n insolation therapeutic exposure to sunlight
    • n insolation incident solar radiation
    • n insolation sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The English Romantic poet Lord Byron was so devastated upon the death of his beloved Newfoundland, whose name was Boatswain, that he had inscribed upon the dog's gravestone the following: "Beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices."
    • Insolation (Med) A sunstroke.
    • Insolation (Med) Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; a sun bath.
    • Insolation The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun for the purpose of drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
    • Insolation (Meteorology) The amount of sunlight impinging on the Earth's surface.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insolation Exposure to the sun's rays; subjection to the influence of solar heat and light, as for drying, maturing, or the production of chemical action; in medicine, treatment by exposure to the sun, in order to stimulate the vital forces.
    • n insolation A local injury of plants caused by exposure to too strong light, or to the rays of the sun concentrated as by inequalities in the glass of a greenhouse, producing excessively rapid evaporation which kills the part affected.
    • n insolation The state of being heated by the sun; the effect of exposure to the sun's rays; specifically, as applied to persons, sunstroke.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Insolation exposure to the sun's rays: an injury to plants caused by too much of the sun
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  • John Milton
    “And when night, darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.”
  • Lord Shaftesbury
    Lord Shaftesbury
    “True courage is cool and calm. The bravest of men have the least of a brutal, bullying insolence, and in the very time of danger are found the most serene and free.”
  • Junius
    “It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Patron: One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. insolatio,: cf. F. insolation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. insolāre, -ātumin, in, sol, the sun.


In literature:

He was in riding-dress, and he carried a crop, walking with all the swaggering insolence that she loathed.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Moses slew the insolent Egyptian who had smitten one of his countrymen in bondage.
"Political Pamphlets" by George Saintsbury
Then his blood surged back; but he controlled himself and put by the insolence for the moment.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
The insolence I've met with from those whipper-snapper officers!
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
When did you learn a taste for insolence, Etienne?
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
His coming was of a piece with all the rest of his insolence.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
We shall have to contend with the insolence, and pride, and selfishness of many a heartless being.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
I was forced to submit to this fellow's company, and to endure patiently his insolence.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
Her wide mouth was capable of glorious insolences.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Be not at all insolent, nor, in thy calamities, thus comprehending the female sex, abuse them all.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides

In poetry:

Above her, pearl and rose the heavens lay;
Around her, flowers scattered earth with gold,
Or down the path in insolence held sway--
Like cavaliers who ride the elves' highway--
Scarlet and blue, within a garden old.
"Rosemary" by Madison Julius Cawein
No more can we with steadfast eyes
Protest, when tortured races moan
With hands uplifted toward the skies;
Their tyrants answer with surprise
And new-born insolence of tone,--
"These are our lynchings; cure your own!"
"Fallen" by John Lawson Stoddard
True! power and pride and insolent thought,
Our trust in heaven severely try;
The wicked rule the world—and nought
Is left to virtue but—to die;
And sure, if God be strong and just,
It shall not perish in the dust.
"Winter: Friday Evening" by John Bowring
Yet, when the views of PHILP or WADE,
Within the Tory press displayed,
Assault mine eyes, I seem to see quite plain
That ugly spider, fat and squat,
Perched insolently on the pot;
I seem to hear again the weird refrain:-
"The Insect" by C J Dennis
Don't become annoyed, my dear Master,
If I revealed to you my feelings
For the Eastern man
Is not concerned with poetry or feelings
The Eastern man - and forgive my insolence - does not understand women
but over the sheets.
"A Letter From A Stupid Woman" by Nizar Qabbani
They do not mourn? What! hath the insolent foe
Found out my child's last bed? Who, who, are they
That come and go about him? I cry, 'Who?'
I am his father—I;—I cry 'Who?' 'Aye,
Gray trembler, I will tell thee who are they.
"A Hero's Grave" by Sydney Thompson Dobell

In news:

One is more negative — related to brazen, brassy, or insolent.
Insolent vaunt of Paracelsus, that he would restore the original rose or violet out of the ashes settling from its combustion.
Courtesy of EtceteraThe Etcetera Lo Pro Primo insoles are designed for board feel and foot protection.
Stroke patients' walking improved with insoles.
' Tan and white with padded tops, the sneakers also come with a 'Star Wars' print removable insole.
Researchers studied two groups of patients who received the insoles and compared them with control groups of patients who did not have the insoles .
Subway etiquette lost on insolent teenagers.
After almost being run down by (yet another) of Washington's insolent cabbies, I thought it a good time to look at some of our most unreasonable fears, as well as some of our riskiest behaviors.
KidZerts has introduced what the company calls the first wear- moldable arch support insoles for children.
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Insolent vaunt of Paracelsus , that he would restore the original rose or violet out of the ashes settling from its combustion.
Shock-absorbing insoles may be the answer.
Over-the-counter insoles offer the perfect "middle way" for runners: They provide more support for your foot than the sockliners that come in running shoe s, yet they're way less expensive than custom orthotics.
Episode #168: Shearwater - "Insolence".
Claims that shoe insoles relieve back pain are unsupported .

In science:

Burrows et al. overestimated the total insolation experienced by these planets.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
Currently available are 2-d, static disk models that include stellar insolation and radiogenic heating (e.g. D’Alessio et al. 2006); quasi-steady-state 1+1-d models where ˙M (t) follows an imposed prescription (e.g.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
This power is supplied by an array of 20 solar panels with their corresponding batteries, ensuring continuous operation during low insolation winter months.
BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA
The external forcing F (t ) used throughout this article is the insolation at 65◦N latitude on the day of the summer solstice.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
The coefficients were extracted from [Berger, 1978] by performing a linear regression of the insolation on the ωi .
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?