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The Brothers Karamazov
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obstinate
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • But this time Pyotr Ilyitch was as obstinate as a mule.
  • Father Paissy kept obstinately silent.
  • This obstinate old fellow, who was really a very good sort, kind-hearted and hospitable, had had two wives, both dead.
  • He was firm and determined and went blindly and obstinately for his object, if once he had been brought by any reasons (and they were often very illogical ones) to believe that it was immutably right.
  • To show what a pass things had come to, I may mention that Grigory, the gloomy, stupid, obstinate, argumentative servant, who had always hated his first mistress, Adelaida Ivanovna, took the side of his new mistress.
  • Fyodor Pavlovitch was an obstinate and cunning buffoon, yet, though his will was strong enough "in some of the affairs of life," as he expressed it, he found himself, to his surprise, extremely feeble in facing certain other emergencies.
  • He’ll say anything as a joke or from obstinacy, but he’ll never deceive you against his conscience.
  • Sometimes there was something fixed and obstinate in his expression.
  • Ivan cried suddenly, with a sort of savage and insistent obstinacy.
  • Who knows, perhaps the spirit of that accursed old man who loves mankind so obstinately in his own way, is to be found even now in a whole multitude of such old men, existing not by chance but by agreement, as a secret league formed long ago for the guarding of the mystery, to guard it from the weak and the unhappy, so as to make them happy.
  • He maintained obstinately that the door into the garden had been open.
  • He is not a man, I assure you, but an obstinate mule.
  • He treated the sick poor and peasants for nothing, visited them in their slums and huts, and left money for medicine, but he was as obstinate as a mule.

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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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