Catherine, by instinct, must have divined it was obdurate perversity, and not dislike, that prompted this dogged conduct; for, after remaining an instant undecided, she stooped and impressed on his cheek a gentle kiss.
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Some of the protestors disbanded when the police arrived, but others remained obdurate.
the child’s misery would move even the most obdurate heart