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  • refuses for some obstinate reason or other to say anything at all about those statements
  • I am as obstinate as one, I am more stupid than one, I get as much pleasure as one, and I should like to kick like one.’
  • Yes, I do!’ cried Mr. Bounderby, shaking his head with obstinate cunning.
  • The speaker’s obstinate carriage, square coat, square legs, square shoulders, — nay, his very neckcloth, trained to take him by the throat with an unaccommodating grasp, like a stubborn fact, as it was, — all helped the emphasis.
  • ’Coketown, sir,’ said Bounderby, obstinately taking a chair, ’is not the kind of place you have been accustomed to.
  • ’I don’t understand you, yet,’ said Bounderby, with determined obstinacy, ’and therefore I won’t make any promises.’
  • But if I can’t — or if I should, by infirmity of nature, be obstinate — and won’t — ’ ’It is still true.
  • ’I don’t see it at all, sir,’ returned the obstinate Bounderby.

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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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