obduracy

[ ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo- ]SEE DEFINITION OF obduracy
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His obduracy, with which you are acquainted, has exceedingly increased.

Mr. Graham recovered; but his old pride and obduracy did not come back.

He said that their blindness and obduracy were quite indescribable.

In this respect, writes an intendant, "their obduracy is strange."

The obduracy of the Whartons might probably be owing to these two accidents.

But hers was not the calmness of obduracy, but of innocence.

We could not afford to quarrel, but the man's obduracy angered me.

Yet beneath her obduracy was some vague note of commiseration which he could not understand.

Aroused by her obduracy, Guillaume rushes at her to kiss her.

Nothing so softens the obduracy of chaste hearts as the certainty of secrecy.

WORD ORIGIN

"stubbornness," 1590s, from obdurate + -cy.

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