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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE INTRACTABLE

In the meantime, the men grew more and more intractable and insubordinate.

A more intractable, outrageous, Im-patient I never had the ill-fortune to nurse.

After their departure the more intractable discussed the chance of resistance.

This permanent dissociation of the City-States was only a more intractable form of the primary divisions of the districts.

One thought alone seems to make these more intractable people anxious.

I have already given several reasons why this class are more intractable and difficult to manage than any other.

Beethoven, with the strenuousness that came from his Rhenish ancestry, was more intractable, impatient of interference.

Hither, it is supposed, some of the more intractable Paioconecas of Concepcion have escaped.

Words are piled on words, and bricks on bricks, but of the two you are invited to think words the more intractable.

That usually happens; the bolder a poacher one has been, the more intractable a gamekeeper one becomes.

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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