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  • ’Now, David,’ said Mr. Murdstone, ’a sullen obdurate disposition is, of all tempers, the worst.’
  • But he looked such a very obdurate butcher as he stood scraping the great block in the shop, and moreover, his appearance was so little improved by the loss of a front tooth which I had knocked out, that I thought it best to make no advances.
  • But I found out afterwards that he was a mild man of a heavy temperament, whose place in the business was to keep himself in the background, and be constantly exhibited by name as the most obdurate and ruthless of men.
  • I was completely bewildered between Mr. Spenlow and Mr. jorkins, as to which of them really was the objecting partner; but I saw with sufficient clearness that there was obduracy somewhere in the firm, and that the recovery of my aunt’s thousand pounds was out of the question.
  • ’Miss Dartle,’ said I, ’if you can be so obdurate as not to feel for this afflicted mother —’

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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

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