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obstinate
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The Idiot
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  • "Out of obstinacy" shouted Gania.
  • All observed how irritable and cross she had become since her last burst of laughter; but none the less obstinately did she stick to her absurd whim about this new game.
  • When they had proceeded some hundred paces or so from the house, Aglaya said to her obstinately silent cavalier in a quick half-whisper: "Look to the right!"
  • "And natural," repeated Lebedeff with pedantic obstinacy.
  • It became obstinate-looking, hard, and full of hatred; but she did not take her eyes off her visitors for a moment.
  • He had been obliging—now he was as obstinate and silent as a mule.
  • Indeed, there was at this moment a piece of news, most interesting to the prince, which Lebedeff knew and even had wished to tell him, but which he now kept obstinately to himself.
  • "You haven’t married, either, thanks to your obstinacy.

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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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