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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Come this way, and let us know when the wedding is to be, for Fernand here is so obstinate he will not tell us.
  • Another salver passed, loaded like the preceding ones; she saw Albert attempt to persuade the count, but he obstinately refused.
  • It is I who lose my cause, and it is ill-luck, obstinacy, and folly which have caused it to be decided against me.
  • No, but I was brought up in Corsica; you are old and obstinate, I am young and wilful.
  • But his eyes scarcely quitted the box between the columns, which remained obstinately closed during the whole of the first act.
  • Bertuccio," said the count, "I am very glad to tell you, that while you gesticulate, you wring your hands and roll your eyes like a man possessed by a devil who will not leave him; and I have always observed, that the devil most obstinate to be expelled is a secret.
  • Then he saw beneath a thick clump of linden-trees, which were nearly divested of foliage, Madame de Villefort sitting with a book in her hand, the perusal of which she frequently interrupted to smile upon her son, or to throw back his elastic ball, which he obstinately threw from the drawing-room into the garden.
  • "Yes," he said, "yes, doubtless it is painful, if you violently break the outer covering which obstinately begs for life.
  • "My father—I will know who my father is," said the obstinate youth; "I will perish if I must, but I will know it.

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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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