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Gone with the Wind
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  • You know how obstinate men are when they get their backs up.
  • Scarlett nodded obstinately.
  • At sixteen, thanks to Mammy and Ellen, she looked sweet, charming and giddy, but she was, in reality, self-willed, vain and obstinate.
  • Catching sight of Mammy’s burden, Scarlett’s expression changed from one of minor irritation to obstinate belligerency.
  • But you, obstinate creature that you are, are still refusing to sell us your fine beasts.
  • You know how obstinate he is.
  • As she struggled with her bushy, obstinate locks, perspiration beading her forehead, she heard light running feet in the downstairs hall and knew that Melanie was home from the hospital.
  • Ellen had a beautiful peacock-feather fly-brusher, but it was used only on very special occasions and then only after domestic struggle, due to the obstinate conviction of Pork, Cookie and Mammy that peacock feathers were bad luck.
  • Because of your obstinacy, you may get yourself into a situation where your gallant fellow townsmen will be forced to avenge you by stringing up a few darkies.
  • Though Pork’s former owner later offered to buy him back at twice his value, Gerald obstinately refused, for the possession of his first slave, and that slave the "best damn valet on the Coast," was the first step upward toward his heart’s desire, Gerald wanted to be a slave owner and a landed gentleman.
  • And now he was dead because of her obstinacy.
  • Both she and Frank would willingly have given, without any charge, the finest mahogany and carved rosewood in the store, but the Wilkeses obstinately refused.
  • "I want it that way," she said obstinately.
  • Scarlett set her mouth obstinately.
  • "Well!" said Mrs. Merriwether, wavering but still obstinate.
  • And she could understand his shrewd caginess, so like her own, his obstinate pride that kept him from admitting his love for fear of a rebuff.
  • She looked at him with slanting eyes that burned with a desperate obstinacy and the sudden hard line of jaw that sprang out through her soft cheek was Gerald’s jaw.
  • She had to think of two things, now—Melanie and how much she loved and needed her; Ashley and the obstinate blindness that had made her refuse to see him as he really was.
  • She looked at him speechless, her mouth a round O. "Mine wore out," he went on, "against Ashley Wilkes and your insane obstinacy that makes you hold on like a bulldog to anything you think you want…… Mine wore out."

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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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