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adjective as in stern

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Heartbreakingly, these flinty Rivian ledger-readers, upon discovering the tooling for those cars still in place, promptly scrapped it, leaving anyone fantasizing about a brand-new turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Eclipse in tears.

Besides, he’s already located Rafo—and met the boy’s prize rooster, a flinty, handsome creature named Macho—and senses that the kid isn’t as tough as he thinks he is.

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Every summer in her hometown, I’d hear and see the amazing, unrequited devotion to the Red Sox that, if requited, might upset some difficult worldview with which their fans had made a flinty Puritan peace.

The activism, even amongst the community, was difficult and flinty.

For Anderson, this is a role that she was born to play: uncompromising and flinty, radiating a ferocity and tough conviction.

For all his flinty wit and occasional impulse to antagonize, Ed Koch was, in the end, almost impossible to dislike.

“Linda McMahon is clearly not a fiscal conservative, which I am,” says Shays with flinty frustration.

The fact that she comes from flinty, northern coal-miner stock.

Louis had no sooner reached the window, than he would have thrown himself from the flinty butments upon the top of the precipice.

At some point near the base, when the flinty stone was speeding forward like a meteor, it abraded a harder portion than before.

He swung along with a swaying motion, and his claws, striking the flinty rocks as he passed over them, rattled like iron nails.

When Hank threw down the last expiring match, he caught a glimpse of something white on the flinty floor.

He was sitting on the flinty floor, with his back against the side of the cavern and his legs thrust out in front of him.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flinty, such as: steely, stony, cruel, firm, hard, and inflexible.

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