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obstinate
used in Wuthering Heights

9 uses
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Definition stubbornly not doing what others want
  • ...but he was as obstinate as a mule,
    Chapter 32 (61% in)
obstinate = stubbornly unyielding to other's wishes
  • I prognosticate for myself an obstinate cold, at least.'
    Chapter 7 (88% in)
  • But the uproar passed away in twenty minutes, leaving us all unharmed; excepting Cathy, who got thoroughly drenched for her obstinacy in refusing to take shelter, and standing bonnetless and shawl-less to catch as much water as she could with her hair and clothes.
    Chapter 9 (72% in)
  • You may, however, fall out, at last, over something of equal consequence to both sides; and then those you term weak are very capable of being as obstinate as you.'
    Chapter 10 (46% in)
  • I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished.
    Chapter 14 (50% in)
  • He was so obstinate in his resolution, that Heathcliff deemed it expedient to compel from my lips a recapitulation of what had taken place; standing over me, heaving with malevolence, as I reluctantly delivered the account in answer to his questions.
    Chapter 17 (51% in)
  • I attempted to persuade him of the naughtiness of showing reluctance to meet his father; still he obstinately resisted any progress towards dressing, and I had to call for my master's assistance in coaxing him out of bed.
    Chapter 20 (20% in)
  • Mr. Linton and his daughter would frequently walk out among the reapers; at the carrying of the last sheaves they stayed till dusk, and the evening happening to be chill and damp, my master caught a bad cold, that settled obstinately on his lungs, and confined him indoors throughout the whole of the winter, nearly without intermission.
    Chapter 22 (3% in)
  • 'And supposing you persevered in your obstinate fast, and died by that means, and they refused to bury you in the precincts of the kirk?'
    Chapter 34 (66% in)

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