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Definitionnot flexible (not bendable or adaptable in various senses:)
- not willing to compromise or make concessions — as when a boss says "Do it my way or you're fired."
- not able to adjust well to different conditions — as of a schedule that cannot be changed
- not easily bent without physical damage or injury — as of brittle steel or person with stiff joints
- There was an inflexibility in her face, in her voice, in her gait and carriage, amply sufficient to account for the effect she had made upon a gentle creature like my mother; but her features were rather handsome than otherwise, though unbending and austere.Chapters 13-15 (31% in)
- How they affected my aunt, nobody knew; for immediately upon the separation, she took her maiden name again, bought a cottage in a hamlet on the sea-coast a long way off, established herself there as a single woman with one servant, and was understood to live secluded, ever afterwards, in an inflexible retirement.Chapters 1-3 (6% in)
- I handed it dutifully to my aunt, who was in her usual inflexible state of figure; and ventured a remonstrance with her on the subject of her sitting on a box.Chapters 34-36 (15% in)
- I would repeat, perhaps, if I were very inflexible.Chapters 40-42 (54% in)
- Rosa Dartle sat looking down upon her, as inflexible as a figure of brass.Chapters 49-51 (47% in)
There are no more uses of "inflexible" in David Copperfield.
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