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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLINTY

Others go in, but I beat against its flinty portals with hands that bleed.

“Under the heart of the flinty hill lies the coal,” he said simply.

Closer and closer he shrinks to the rock, as if to bury himself in its flinty surface.

Had the flinty and inexorable Robespierre turned fainthearted at last?

But she met the eyes looking into hers with a flinty resistance.

Day after day, week after week, Hervé trudged along the flinty roads.

It is a small, flinty bean, and gives a rich cup and fragrance.

It is tough and hard, but has little of the flinty texture of other hemlocks.

Milkmen do not always carry the milk of human kindness in their flinty bosoms.

The edges of these ridges are thickly covered with flinty particles.

WORD ORIGIN

"hard-hearted," 1530s, from flint + -y (2). Literal sense of "resembling flint" is from 1640s. Related: Flintily; flintiness.

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adamant

adjectivehard like rock
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.