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Definition determined not to change a decision or belief
  • Jem was adamant.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
adamant = determined not to change a decision or belief
  • And now, though it seemed slighter and frailer than ever, it had suddenly hardened to adamant, and he might beat his life out against it in vain.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Christopher-John set his lips firmly together, folded his plump arms across his chest and was adamant.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Most boys his age still sleep on the pile of their families, but Taniel was adamant: "My brothers have beds to themselves!"
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I was about to do a drug deal, something she was adamantly against, and she still loved me.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The king was adamant that none of the girls should go.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Ephrata was a poor port but better than none, and she was adamant about having it.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • "No," she said, her voice growing more adamant.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • The girl looked quite adamant and this was no time for argument.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, and I am its keeper.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • DANFORTH, to Herrick: Is he yet adamant?
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • No, no. " Angela was sitting up straight now, shaking her head adamantly.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • But I was adamant that we leave immediately.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It was a sort of informed anger and he was very adamant and very intelligent.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • "So you are quite adamant?" said Komarovsky.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • He seemed to have moved beyond his need to assert so adamantly his autonomy, his need to separate himself from his parents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "They are adamant about Hyperion not being admitted to the Web," she said.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • " "No," he said adamantly.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • But your mother was adamant that you know nothing of Shadowhunters or the Shadow World.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • He shook his head, adamant.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key

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