intractably

[ in-trak-tuh-buhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF intractably
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"O no," she said, intractably moving to the other side of the decayed fire.

"Then it appears to me that Sergeant Troy does not concern us here," she said, intractably.

But something in him, some intractably tough bit of his old self, rose up protesting—frantically.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "rough, stormy;" 1540s, "not manageable," from Latin intractabilis "not to be handled, unmanageable," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + tractabilis (see tractable). Related: Intractably.

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