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  • Levin hearing these voices sat scowling in an easy-chair in his wife’s bedroom, and maintained an obstinate silence when she asked him what was wrong.
  • An unpleasant sensation gripped at her heart when she met his obstinate and weary glance, as though she had expected to see him different.
  • "Why, to be sure, it’ll start from the bottom and go up and go up, and come out so," the carpenter said obstinately and convincingly.
  • Chapter 15 Though Anna had obstinately and with exasperation contradicted Vronsky when he told her their position was impossible, at the bottom of her heart she regarded her own position as false and dishonorable, and she longed with her whole soul to change it.
  • "I am very sorry that you don’t care to understand," he interrupted, obstinately anxious to give utterance to his thought.
  • She noticed, too, that as she spoke Vronsky’s face had immediately taken a serious and obstinate expression.
  • His hand closed, he turned away, and his face wore a still more obstinate expression.
  • The little girl sitting at the table was obstinately and violently battering on it with a cork, and staring aimlessly at her mother with her pitch-black eyes.
  • To me individually, to my heart has been revealed a knowledge beyond all doubt, and unattainable by reason, and here I am obstinately trying to express that knowledge in reason and words.
  • …in our day to raise an outcry that radicalism was threatening to swallow up all conservative elements, and that the government ought to take measures to crush the revolutionary hydra; that, on the contrary, "in our opinion the danger lies not in that fantastic revolutionary hydra, but in the obstinacy of traditionalism clogging progress," etc., etc. He read another article, too, a financial one, which alluded to Bentham and Mill, and dropped some innuendoes reflecting on the ministry.
  • He asked for supper, and began telling her about the races; but in his tone, in his eyes, which became more and more cold, she saw that he did not forgive her for her victory, that the feeling of obstinacy with which she had been struggling had asserted itself again in him.
  • "For you it’s a matter of obstinacy," she said, watching him intently and suddenly finding the right word for that expression that irritated her, "simply obstinacy.
  • "For you it’s a matter of obstinacy," she said, watching him intently and suddenly finding the right word for that expression that irritated her, "simply 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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