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  • The towers are sheathed in adamant.†   (source)
  • He was adamant that no dog of his could be shipped in the manner you suggest.†   (source)
  • "I don't care if you do nothing with your college diploma, but you will have one!" he adamantly declared.†   (source)
  • He was adamant that we needed to keep everything we had for ourselves, but Susie was just as adamant that we needed to share.†   (source)
  • Local police ignored the obvious evidence that the death-was a hate crime and hypothesized that Donald must have been involved in drug dealing, which his mother adamantly denied.†   (source)
  • Newt had adamantly refused when Thomas asked to see the person he'd risked his life for.†   (source)
  • Hermione was furious with the pair of them; she went from one to the other, trying to force them to talk to each other, but Harry was adamant: He would talk to Ron again only if Ron admitted that Harry hadn't put his name in the Goblet of Fire and apologized for calling him a liar.†   (source)
  • But Lee was adamant.†   (source)
  • Kate and Sticky had their doubts, but they were less adamant now.†   (source)
  • There were dozens of clubs soliciting members and notifying all of meetings: there were cat-owner groups—at least ten—a few rabbit groups, six reptile groups, four of them adamantly snake-exclusive.†   (source)
  • I confess: I don't know—I have no doink theory as adamant or hopeful as Simon's.†   (source)
  • Kohler fixed Langdon with an adamant stare.†   (source)
  • Holder adamantly shakes his head and shushes me with a quick kiss.†   (source)
  • Adamantly, and to the shock of everyone at the table and the relief of my sister—Grandma Lynn made an announcement.†   (source)
  • "I don't like her," his mother said adamantly.†   (source)
  • Yet Mr. Bracegirdle had been so adamant about hoarding school, about fresh air and autumn color and starry skies and the many joys of country life ("Stuyvesant.†   (source)
  • Mrs. van Daan wanted to save a piece of bread for her darling son, but Mr. van D. was adamant.†   (source)
  • We will be married, in God's sight," Shmuel said adamantly.†   (source)
  • Usually I ignore it, but sometimes, when he's feeling okay, he's quite adamant about keeping me out and he threatened to call the police when I tried to get past him.†   (source)
  • Mom was adamantly pro-choice.†   (source)
  • No. Colton clipped off the word adamantly.†   (source)
  • When she strikes she'll find it strong as iron-bound brass, or gold and adamant together mixed.†   (source)
  • "They are adamant about Hyperion not being admitted to the Web," she said.†   (source)
  • "I'm positive," asserted Mack adamantly.†   (source)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne has a great short story called "The Man of Adamant" (1837).†   (source)
  • She was adamant.†   (source)
  • This time my little brother adamantly refused to walk.†   (source)
  • The girl looked quite adamant and this was no time for argument.†   (source)
  • Also Jaimito had grown adamant—he didn't want Dede involved in whatever trouble Minerva and the others were cooking up.†   (source)
  • Most boys his age still sleep on the pile of their families, but Taniel was adamant: "My brothers have beds to themselves!"†   (source)
  • The more he pressed her for an explanation, the more troubled and adamant she became.†   (source)
  • It was a sort of informed anger and he was very adamant and very intelligent.†   (source)
  • Chiron had sent search parties of dryads into the forest, on the assumption that they would be safe in their home territory, but he adamantly refused to let demigods join the hunt.†   (source)
  • All my numbers are adamantly average—not too high, not too low.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, with each of his team's shots the North Atlanta coach shouted more instructions to his players, ever more adamantly.†   (source)
  • He shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • The hole in the paper had closed with an adamant bang.†   (source)
  • But your mother was adamant that you know nothing of Shadowhunters or the Shadow World.†   (source)
  • "I'm not going down there by myself," I said adamantly more than once.†   (source)
  • But he's also been adamant that he felt driven to it by your son and Eric Calhoune.†   (source)
  • Dan frowned; he couldn't even remember now why he'd been so adamant about her leaving it there.†   (source)
  • And when the Duke had remained adamant about attending the dinner.†   (source)
  • You are adamant on this?†   (source)
  • She was adamant in her determination not to allow the body to be used for any cause, and she remained so even after the honorific telegram from the President of the Republic ordering it to lie in state for public viewing in the Assembly Chamber of the Provincial Government.†   (source)
  • But the client was adamant.†   (source)
  • "No," he said adamantly.†   (source)
  • When I was first found I was adamant that there would be no book, no one would ever know what happened.†   (source)
  • She is adamant about this.†   (source)
  • Spokesmen for IBP and the ConAgra Beef Company adamantly deny that they in any way seek illegal immigrants.†   (source)
  • Dr. Xuma was adamantly opposed, claiming that such strategies were premature and would merely give the government an excuse to crush the ANC.†   (source)
  • He shook his head, adamant.†   (source)
  • The family allowed Ellaha to resume her job, but her boss rescinded his offer of foreign study when he realized her family adamantly opposed the plan.†   (source)
  • I was about to do a drug deal, something she was adamantly against, and she still loved me.†   (source)
  • When I discussed it with Aya, she was adamant about the kids.†   (source)
  • Hema feared she wouldn't return, and so she recruited Almaz and Gebrew to try to talk Rosina out of it, or have her go alone, but Rosina was adamant.†   (source)
  • Gromyko then lied to the president's face, stating most adamantly that "the Soviet Union would never become involved in the furnishing of offensive weapons to Cuba."†   (source)
  • (adamant) No†   (source)
  • It will shock them, the death of a child, but it will also show them that we are not bluffing, that we are adamant.†   (source)
  • "They were adamant," says Brian Bill.†   (source)
  • But Moody was adamant.†   (source)
  • Varys had been adamant about the need for secrecy.†   (source)
  • "No one," Steve adamantly stated.†   (source)
  • And however adamant he was about the value of spies, as circumstances were, he had none.†   (source)
  • Doc Daneeka was adamant.†   (source)
  • This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant, and I am its keeper.†   (source)
  • You're normally ....uh ....rather adamant about walking.†   (source)
  • They spent hours with their heads bent together, trading memories, but Shay was adamant that he didn't want Grace at the execution—he did not want that to be her last memory of him.†   (source)
  • If you know all of this, why are you so adamant about an expedition?†   (source)
  • At first he was adamant I'd have to call the whole thing off—and it took an awful lot of persuasion to convince him and Mum I'd be perfectly safe in the TV studios.†   (source)
  • Vlad's jaw tightened, and he shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • But my grandmother was adamant.†   (source)
  • Why is Carlos so adamant ...so paranoid ...about Bourne?†   (source)
  • He insisted, adamantly, that he was strong enough to ride.†   (source)
  • I don't know what he's referring to, but he was adamant that it's up to you to decide whether you tell me about it or not.†   (source)
  • Ephrata was a poor port but better than none, and she was adamant about having it.†   (source)
  • I was excited by the prospects, but my father was adamant about me finishing my studies at the Monterrey Institute of Technology where I ultimately earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in business administration and finance.†   (source)
  • Regis had tried to steer Drizzt away from this part of their plan, but the drow was adamant.†   (source)
  • Since you are adamant in your claims for salvage, I will rule that this is a case of property and must be heard in circuit court.†   (source)
  • Fear of such judgment may be feeding the free-floating anxiety that we have found, which manifests itself in adamant doctrines of correctness and the firm conviction that "other people" are ruining the language.†   (source)
  • — THOUGH OUR MASKED BALL IS WEEKS AWAY YET, MRS. Nightwing is adamant that we girls should prepare some sort of entertainment for our guests.†   (source)
  • Joe shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • I tried to explain but he was adamant.†   (source)
  • Angela was sitting up straight now, shaking her head adamantly.†   (source)
  • Thus, after the student had worked hard for two whole years on his topic and it was approaching completion, and just as the student was starting to feel stirrings of hope that he might obtain a degree (whether a master's or a doctorate), Dr. Mansour would always discover some fundamental flaw in the study and inform the student of this fact in a deliberate and leisurely fashion (just as you might take your time when sipping mint tea), and then calmly look at the student's face as the frustration and despair took hold and refuse, politely and adamantly, the student's feverish attempts to defend himself.†   (source)
  • But Erlene was adamant about the girl's innocence, and if she was telling the truth, it certainly didn't sound like Angel had either the motive or the opportunity to commit a murder.†   (source)
  • Most of them gave me the usual hodge-podge of rumor, though some of our most illustrious graduates adamantly insisted that The Ten did not exist at all.†   (source)
  • I was adamant, cutting, remorseless, insufferable.†   (source)
  • They never told me much about the place, but they were adamant that it should never be sold.†   (source)
  • "So you are quite adamant?" said Komarovsky.†   (source)
  • Caroline was not adamant about not sharing her supply of paper when needed.†   (source)
  • "Grandpa!" cried Jenny, and then she was up and taking her grandfather by his tiny adamant shoulders.†   (source)
  • When I'd questioned Gordon Samel and Ken Thompson shortly after they'd discovered McCandless's body, both men insisted, adamantly and unequivocally, that the big skeleton was the remains of a caribou, and they derided the greenhorns ignorance in mistaking the animal he killed for a moose.   (source)
    adamantly = with determination not to change a belief
  • It was tiring to watch, but it was the fastest way to find Nedry's Jeep, and Muldoon had been adamant about that.†   (source)
  • The shorter guard shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • But if you adamantly refused — and only then — I was to give you the message.†   (source)
  • "No," said Papa adamantly, "You do better in Chicago."†   (source)
  • We don't have days," Vittoria said adamantly.†   (source)
  • We were adamantly self-reliant—maybe, in retrospect, to the point of being prideful.†   (source)
  • The third man featured in the film, Robert Tarver, also adamantly maintained his innocence.†   (source)
  • She shook her head adamantly, a look of panic in her eyes.†   (source)
  • Winston shook his head adamantly, saying something that Thomas couldn't quite make out.†   (source)
  • We can't ever tell nobody!" declared Stacey adamantly.†   (source)
  • Once upon a time, I'd been adamantly straightedge where nicotine was concerned.†   (source)
  • Behind his back, Bast shook her head adamantly.†   (source)
  • Adamantly shaking her head, Barbara said, "She's lying to you, Joe.†   (source)
  • "There is never," Kristy said adamantly, "a time or place for true love.†   (source)
  • He shook his head adamantly, hoisting one of the toddlers into his arms.†   (source)
  • Pickering, Wolcott, and McHenry, like Hamilton, adamantly opposed the mission.†   (source)
  • "One day I'm gonna make my dad proud," I adamantly stated.†   (source)
  • Adam shook his head adamantly, mouthing back, "I'm not here."†   (source)
  • This was mainly because British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was adamantly opposed.†   (source)
  • Adams remained adamantly opposed, convinced Howe was up to "Machiavellian maneuvers."†   (source)
  • Newt shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • Until the summer of 1962, I felt that I couldn't wait to grow up and be treated with the kind of respect I imagined adults were routinely offered and adamantly thought they deserved—I couldn't wait to wallow in the freedom and the privileges I imagined grown-ups enjoyed.†   (source)
  • Thomas shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • One mom at my children's school adamantly refused to learn my "impossible" name and instead settled on calling me "F Word."†   (source)
  • Joe admitted helping the older boys with the burglary earlier in the day but adamantly denied any knowledge of or involvement in the sexual assault.†   (source)
  • I thought the whole point was that you guys could help us fight our way through the city" Jorge adamantly shook his head as he leaned back in his chair and assumed a much less threatening position, folding his arms across his chest.†   (source)
  • They had argued over his request to accompany her to court, which she had adamantly refused, but he remembered her surprise when she found him waiting for her outside the courthouse with a bouquet of flowers.†   (source)
  • Last night, during the Illumination party at his home, Stanton adamantly warned Grant away from going to the theater with the Lincolns.†   (source)
  • Strongly opposed to the existing policy of short-term enlistments, Adams declared himself adamantly in favor of a regular army.†   (source)
  • Nico adamantly refused.†   (source)
  • They were plainly out of the question, Yossarian explained adamantly to Sergeant Towser, whose sallow equine face was despondent as he informed Yossarian that the new officers would have to be admitted.†   (source)
  • Bob shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • Henry shook his head adamantly.†   (source)
  • He had adamantly opposed the plan, insisting that the Harlem River and King's Bridge were the key to victory.†   (source)
  • She was adamantly opposed.†   (source)
  • "Mmm-hmm," Monica agreed adamantly.†   (source)
  • Yossarian pulled back from Orr adamantly, gazing with some concern and bewilderment at Mt. Etna instead of Mt. Vesuvius and wondering what they were doing in Sicily instead of Naples as Orr kept entreating him in a tittering, stuttering, concupiscent turmoil to go along with him behind the scheming ten-year-old pimp to his two twelve-year-old virgin sisters who were not really virgins and not really sisters and who were really only twenty-eight.†   (source)
  • Your father did things I didn't approve of, but," Uncle Lee adamantly asserted, "your father wasn't evil.†   (source)
  • In the interests of democracy, we then consulted with our men in F and G on the matter, and they were adamantly opposed.†   (source)
  • "Nuh-uh," she said adamantly.†   (source)
  • The Warrens were among those who had adamantly opposed the Constitution, convinced it would only encourage speculation and vice.†   (source)
  • Once, when I thought she went too far, I adamantly stated, "Okay, it's not a mansion, but we live in a beautiful home, rent free.†   (source)
  • She surprised me by adamantly stating she had given up smoking and drinking, and from that moment on, Patsy claimed, she'd do whatever she could to make things right for our baby.†   (source)
  • Even Benjamin Franklin, who adamantly opposed slavery, had once owned two black house servants and had personally traded in slaves, buying and selling from his Market Street print shop.†   (source)
  • New Englanders also favored New York, it being much the easiest location for them to reach, though Philadelphia, adamantly espoused by the Pennsylvanians, was considered an acceptable alternative.†   (source)
  • Of all people, my grandmother, who had just adamantly stated, "What happens in someone's house should stay in their house," was the one who initially called the authorities.†   (source)
  • To the Federalists, the bill wasa flagrant attempt to diminish the power of the President to the benefit of the senate, and they adamantly objected, arguing that the removal of ranking officials in the executive branch must be at the sole discretion of the President.†   (source)
  • Burke adamantly opposed such English enthusiasm for the revolution in France as espoused by Richard Price, which he thought woefully irresponsible, and the speech, which was published in full in New York in the Gazette of the United .†   (source)
  • He was adamantly opposed to the notion espoused by some that in the ideal republican government public officials should serve without pay—an idea that had been supported by both Franklin and Washington, two of the wealthiest men in the nation.†   (source)
  • But Adams adamantly opposed hereditary monarchy and hereditary aristocracy in America, as well as all hereditary titles, honors, or distinctions of any kind—it was why he, like Jefferson and Franklin, strongly opposed the Society of the Cincinnati, the association restricted to Continental Armyofficers, which had a hereditary clause in its rules whereby membership was passed on to eldest sons.†   (source)
  • I explained to them that I was relatively powerless to cope with Mrs. Brown when she so adamantly refused to listen to reason.†   (source)
  • When Sophie described this browbeating and then told the wretched tale of the ensuing events, I was of course immediately reminded of Nathan's wild behavior on that recent night in the Maple Court when he bade both of us his adamantly final, unfond farewell.†   (source)
  • The king was adamant that none of the girls should go.†   (source)
  • But I was adamant that we leave immediately.†   (source)
  • I hesitate, still adamant that I need to see him face to face.†   (source)
  • He was adamant about his stance, allowing no prejudice because of color or ethnic background.†   (source)
  • He was adamant: there was to be no light.†   (source)
  • Grandma seemed adamant about my remaining a two-year-old, I thought to myself.†   (source)
  • Though I am no less adamant today, in the interim I've found I will be traveling to Minneapolis.†   (source)
  • Those who decided to stay in the Glade were few but adamant and loud.†   (source)
  • However, he was adamant in his desire that it remain a private ceremony.†   (source)
  • The men he asked were adamant about it: A pretty blond like that?†   (source)
  • I would have tried, but he was so adamant.†   (source)
  • Afterward, my mom had been adamant: Were staying away from your uncles.†   (source)
  • "Nuh-uh," Monica said, sounding surprisingly adamant.†   (source)
  • "No," she said, her voice growing more adamant.†   (source)
  • Only female Shadowhunters can enter the Adamant Citadel.†   (source)
  • He was adamant about pre-empting any deterioration in his power base.†   (source)
  • "Surely Hodge taught you the proper method of approaching the Adamant Citadel," she said.†   (source)
  • The girls were adamant they wanted to at least keep the kittens.†   (source)
  • The High Sparrow had been adamant, and Ser Kevan refused to lift a finger against him.†   (source)
  • 'It's not what you want to hear, David, but he was adamant.†   (source)
  • "Something," said Meera, and for once she was adamant.†   (source)
  • They were adamant about showing as much of their disease-free flesh as was decently possible.†   (source)
  • She is adamant that the world have a visual reminder of what happened to her husband here.†   (source)
  • Ronnie was anxious about the distance and the cold, but he was adamant.†   (source)
  • Attolia was as adamant about refusing to give it up.†   (source)
  • I assume there were rich pickings for you at the Adamant Citadel the other night.†   (source)
  • Smith was adamant that Pollard was the man for the job.†   (source)
  • I argued against this, but he was adamant.†   (source)
  • She is, in fact, adamant that they catch the afternoon train out of Washington.†   (source)
  • I cried, begged, appealed to our common heritage, but she remained adamant.†   (source)
  • Rowdy was adamant about sniffing around the barn, so I gave in and let him lead me over.†   (source)
  • You know, your mom took me to the Adamant Citadel with her.†   (source)
  • This Nelson offered to help her, to accompany her to the police, but she was adamant.†   (source)
  • The bridge that crossed the crevasse surrounding the Adamant Citadel was lined with knives.†   (source)
  • You cannot open a Portal to the Adamant Citadel unless the Iron Sisters allow it.†   (source)
  • Bram begged me not to read the final paragraph, but I was adamant.†   (source)
  • 'My dear,' replied Staples in her throaty, adamant voice.†   (source)
  • "Sebastian attacked the Adamant Citadel," said Raphael, moving around a tight knot of Shadowhunters.†   (source)
  • But Kathy was adamant; he felt I was going down the wrong path.†   (source)
  • Jace had seen the Adamant Citadel before only in pictures.†   (source)
  • I realized I had become a little pompous, but I was adamant.†   (source)
  • He was adamant.†   (source)
  • He memorized these hoary locutions, tossed them left-handed into conversation: wheelwright lodestone, saturnine, adamant.†   (source)
  • Why are you so adamant about it?†   (source)
  • The builder of both ships, J. Bruce Ismay, himself a Titanic passenger but one of the few male passengers to survive, was adamant that none of the other survivors see this duplicate of their own lost liner coming to their aid.†   (source)
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