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obstinate
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Great Expectations
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  • not looking at her, but obstinately looking at the opposite side of the room,
  • Whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy perhaps.
  • Anyhow, with whitewash from the wall on my forehead, my obstinacy was adamantine.
  • But I felt myself so unequal to the performance that I gave it up, and stood looking at Miss Havisham in what I suppose she took for a dogged manner, inasmuch as she said, when we had taken a good look at each other,— "Are you sullen and obstinate?"
  • He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge,—a clear Impossibility,—but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.
  • For this reason, I suppose, they were now inflexible with one another; Mr. Jaggers being highly dictatorial, and Wemmick obstinately justifying himself whenever there was the smallest point in abeyance for a moment.
  • One black ox, with a white cravat on,—who even had to my awakened conscience something of a clerical air,—fixed me so obstinately with his eyes, and moved his blunt head round in such an accusatory manner as I moved round, that I blubbered out to him, "I couldn’t help it, sir!

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  • She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
  • He is obstinate as a mule.

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