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  • "You are very obstinate," said the Doctor.
  • Catherine, conscious of her obstinacy, expected little of this, and could not rid herself of the idea that in going abroad and yet remaining firm, she should play her father a trick.
  • This striking argument gave the Doctor a sudden sense of having underestimated his daughter; it seemed even more than worthy of a young woman who had revealed the quality of unaggressive obstinacy.
  • To her father, it must be admitted, this seemed only another epigram; and as obstinacy, in unaccomplished minds, does not usually select such a mode of expression, he was the more surprised at this wanton play of a fixed idea.
  • There is not the smallest probability that, after having been as obstinate as a mule for two years, she suddenly became amenable to reason.
  • "Upon my word," her father explained, "I had no idea how obstinate you are!"
  • She had tried sharpness, and she had tried sternness: but neither would do; she was shocked at the girl’s obstinacy.
  • She knew herself that she was obstinate, and it gave her a certain joy.

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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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