• WordNet 3.6
    • n insole the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
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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."
    • n Insole The inside sole of a boot or shoe; also, a loose, thin strip of leather, felt, etc., placed inside the shoe for warmth or ease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n insole The inner sole of a boot or shoe: opposed to out-sole. See cut under boot.—. A thickness of some warm or water-proof material laid inside a shoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Insole in′sōl the inner sole of a boot or shoe
    • Insole opp. to Outsole: a sole of some material placed inside a shoe for warmth or dryness
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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.”


In literature:

He was very insolent in his manner.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Now he repented of his haughty insolence, as if he could make one of his acts undone.
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
Meer Bashfulness without Merit is awkward; and Merit without Modesty, insolent.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
You set yourself as a spy upon my actions; but bitterly shall you repent your insolence.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
If I can only get sight of that insolent Salome, I'll shake a cart-load of dirt over her head.
"Armenian Literature" by Anonymous
Like all barbarians, they, both for pleasure and on principle, added insolence to ferocity.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The Consciousness of her Charms has rendered her insupportably Vain and Insolent, towards all who have to do with her.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Power in the hands of mean and ignorant men renders them wanton, insolent and cruel.
"The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms
It doesn't signify how vulgar he is, or how insolent, or how exacting.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
For those who leave intended murder behind them, it is an impious insolence to tempt the abyss.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo

In poetry:

Oh, will the footsteps never be done?
The insolent feet
Thronging the street,
Forsaken now of the only one.
"Footsteps in the Street" by Robert Fuller Murray
With insolence and fury they
My soul in pieces tear,
As hungry lions rend the prey,
When no deliverer's near.
"Psalm 7" by Isaac Watts
"And are the wretched people there,
Whose insolence I broke
As happy as the oxen are
Beneath the driver's yoke?
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
Why doth the man of riches grow
To insolence and pride,
To see his wealth and honors flow
With every rising tide?
"Psalm 49 part 1" by Isaac Watts
How was their insolence surprised
To hear his thunders roll!
And all the foes of Zion seized
With horror to the soul!
"Psalm 129" by Isaac Watts
"All too long have ye betrayed her;
Rouse, ye men and aldermen,
Send the insolent invader—
Send him starving back again."
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Must sagacity and prudence wear like a pair of orthopedic shoes with gel insoles and corrective heels.
Etcetera is an insole and accessory company started by legendary pro skater Ronnie Creager.
"NxtMile Sport Insoles ," an idea by Michael Miller for new sport shoe insoles designed specifically for young, pre-college athletes to reduce common injuries that take them out of playing the sports they love.
This summer, elaborately patterned insoles are giving slides and sandals an inside edge in design, producing striking visual effects on and off the feet.
230), and Old Navy's raffia flip-flops ($9.50), also have flowered insoles .
Episode #168: Shearwater - " Insolence ".
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 .
Right shoes, insoles, exercises may help to ease discomfort .
A cordless, remote controlled and rechargeable insole with a built-in thermostat, the ThermaCELL Heated Insoles are perfect for anyone prone to cold toes during the winter months.
Remind Introduces 'SOLUTION' Boot Liner for Longer Lasting, Better Fitting and Next Level Boot Performance Remind Insoles' SOLUTION Snowboard Boot Liner in stores September 2012.
The Venom's full-grain leather upper is mated to a gas-, oil- and grease-resistant Vibram Tech Tread outsole and polyurethane Smartmask insole to provide all-day comfort.
I can't go along with my colleagues who regard Alexander Payne's entertaining but familiar comedy as one of 2004's best movies: it lacks the insolence of his Election and the freshness of his work with Kathy Bates in About Schmidt.

In science:

The Hansen (2008) temperature profile describes the temperature T (τ ) as a function of the optical depth, τ , and depends upon the degree of stellar insolation, internal luminosity of the planet, and the ratio of the thermal to visible opacities (parameterized by T0 , Teff , and γ , respectively).
Three Possible Origins for the Gas Layer on GJ 1214b
This insolation is the forcing used to construct all Figures subject to the quasiperiodic astronomical forcing.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
In the case of the insolation forcing, we obtained an intricate pattern of basins of attraction that does not appear to repeat itself in time.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Table 1: Coefficients for the insolation model described in Eq. (1) used for the incoming solar radiation anomaly at Summer Solstice and at 65◦N.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?
Since the paleoclimatic system is driven by the insolation, one could also have synchronization and perhaps chaos – or at least some path on the routes leading to chaos; i.e.
Is the astronomical forcing a reliable and unique pacemaker for Climate?