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In the air, flight attendants have reported obstinate and hostile passengers.

His desire to create an artificial man—in the chemical and biological, not mechanical sense—is inspired by a foolish and obstinate wish to prove God to be unnecessary and absurd.

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Some passengers are portrayed as oblivious, obstinate, foul-mouthed and, at times, dangerous.

It was a big moment, even for someone who has spent decades dreaming up fungal solutions to obstinate problems.

Tears filled his eyes, as he lifted the living child from the dead bosom to which it obstinately clung.

King Edward refused to believe the evidence of his senses, and obstinately refused to quit the field.

The more his kind wife exerted herself to comfort him, the more obstinately he persisted in maintaining his own sombre views.

The Mantatees obstinately held their ground, seeming determined rather to perish than flee, which they might easily have done.

God, whom they call so good, appears sometimes obstinately deaf to their entreaties.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obstinately, such as: mulishly, obdurately, bullheadedly, contumaciously, determinedly, and doggedly.

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