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  • They accused her of being stubborn and inflexible.
  • Things have changed, but she remains inflexible.
  • It is a mathematical law, inflexible and without pity.
  • an inflexible iron bar

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  • The inflexible rules meant that even a child who was gaining ground, was counted as a school’s failure if she was below grade level.
  • Today’s schedule is full and inflexible.
    Abraham Lincoln
  • He was, in a word, a man of the most inflexible firmness and stone-like coolness.
    Frederick Douglass  --  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • "It is linked to another process," she said, "by which the mind too, becomes inflexible."
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • He spoke but to command, and commanded but to be obeyed; he dealt sparingly with his words, and bountifully with his whip, never using the former where the latter would answer as well. ... He was, in a word, a man of the most inflexible firmness and stone-like coolness.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • They argue about what we ought to annex. The head-master with the steel watch-chain wants to have at least the whole of Belgium, the coal-areas of France, and a slice of Russia. He produces reasons why we must have them and is quite inflexible until at last the others give in to him.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • "Since I survived that year," he always said, "I shall survive anything." He put it down to his inflexible will.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • But again, the inflexible, unswerving progress of Sharmak’s forces coming down the escarpment after us was simply too overwhelming.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I know his character; he is inflexible in any resolutions formed for his own interests.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Her figure was elegant, and she walked well; but Darcy, at whom it was all aimed, was still inflexibly studious.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "Yes," he said quietly," nine and a half inches…. inflexible… rosewood…. and containing…."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Oh! don’t be so proud, Estella, and so inflexible.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Her body, sagging limply from her shoulders, contradicted the inflexible precision of the legs; the cold austerity of her face contradicted the pose of her body.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In Andy’s view, I was self-possessed to a fault, I was way too brash and I was an inflexible contrarian, always spouting opinions.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • [regarding attendance at The Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session club meetings] As we drifted on through the summer, with this one inflexible appointment every day—classes could be cut, meals missed, chapel skipped—I noticed something about Finny’s own mind, which was such an opposite from mine. ... I noticed that he did abide by certain rules, which he seemed to cast in the form of Commandments.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • A party of Indians—in their savage finery ... stood apart with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Milo, I forbid you to fly any more combat missions," Colonel Cathcart declared in a tone of stern and inflexible authority.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Such, gentlemen, is the inflexibility of sea-usages and the instinctive love of neatness in seamen; some of whom would not willingly drown without first washing their faces.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I have thought it right upon this occasion to give the House and the country some indication of the solid, practical grounds upon which we base our inflexible resolve to continue the war.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • "It’s a good story if you think about it," he said. "The boy’s father is just trying to make him stronger. Inflexible."
    "But you have to learn to bend a little," said Clary.... "Or you’ll break."
    "Not if you’re strong enough," said Jace firmly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • All I ask is, that Villefort will be firm and inflexible for the future in his political principles.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Luke’s tone was inflexible.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • A man so despised, so foul tempered, so robotically inflexible that on the last day of eighth grade we defaced his yearbook picture with staples and left it like an effigy behind his seat.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • They were rigid and inflexible, and I was rigid with humiliation.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Pennsylvania sentencing law was inflexible: For those convicted of second-degree murder, mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole was the only sentence.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • My cursed mortal brain was too small, too inflexible.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I could be so self-righteous, so inflexible when I thought that I was right or that the children had been wronged.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Swept with sudden nausea, light-headed and with a perilous tingling moving across her limbs like the faint prickling of a multitude of needles, Sophie watched with dispassionate curiosity as Sholom Weiss’s face, sullenly inflexible in its graven unpleasantness, seemed to float away ever so slightly from the neck and the confining collar.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • ’To London, ma’am,’ resumed the inflexible beadle, ’by coach.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Here the honest but inflexible servant clapped the door to and bolted it within.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • On this point he was inflexible.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Her face was made of angular planes, the shape of her mouth clear-cut, a sensual mouth held closed with inflexible precision.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • We have said that Athos loved d’Artagnan like a child, and this somber and inflexible personage felt the anxiety of a parent for the young man.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • No Puseyite, or conservative of any school, was ever more inflexibly attached to time-honored inconveniences than Dinah.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Mr. Phillips might not be a very good teacher; but a pupil so inflexibly determined on learning as Anne was could hardly escape making progress under any kind of teacher.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Cunegonde flung herself at his feet, and bathed them with her tears; still he was inflexible.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • But the fact is that she’s completely inflexible.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Once more he cudgelled the sides of the inflexible Gunpowder, and, shutting his eyes, broke forth with involuntary fervor into a psalm tune.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • The school itself tended to tolerate disrespectful behavior, exhibited inequitable discipline and an inflexible culture-with certain students enjoying prestige given to them by teachers and staff.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Suddenly words began to bubble out, swift hot words and there was inflexible hate in the low voice.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • She was inflexible about paying for her own seat; said she was in business now, and she wouldn’t have a schoolboy spending his money on her.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • I had previously seen the snakes in frosty mornings in my path with portions of their bodies still numb and inflexible, waiting for the sun to thaw them.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Son of Atreus, be as you were before, inflexible; commit the troops to combat; let those go rot, those few, who take their counsel apart from the Akhaians.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Even though his inflexible new boots had chewed his feet into hamburger, Beck kept hobbling upward, day in and day out, scarcely mentioning what must have been horrific pain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Valerie was strict and inflexible and she was the only staff person we trusted.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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