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obstinate
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Crime and Punishment
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  • He stayed obstinately at that thought.
  • He did not attempt to move, but stared obstinately at the flower.
  • A new overwhelming sensation was gaining more and more mastery over him every moment; this was an immeasurable, almost physical, repulsion for everything surrounding him, an obstinate, malignant feeling of hatred.
  • You are intentionally lying, simply from feminine obstinacy, simply to hold your own against me….
  • Again all was silent; Raskolnikov was obstinately mute, Avdotya Romanovna was unwilling to open the conversation too soon.
  • Sonia looked obstinately at the ground and would not answer.

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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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