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Definition stubborn — especially with regard to opinion or plans
  • The intransigent Andrew Jackson refused to change his policy even after the Supreme Court deemed in unconstitutional.
intransigent = stubborn
  • Splitting the difference rewards the side with the most extreme and most intransigent position...
    Random thoughts by Thomas Sowell -  -- (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • We asked her to change her vote, but she remained intransigent.
  • Punitive measures would only provoke intransigence and harden the existing situation.
    Bruce Bartlett  --  What's Wrong With Trade Sanctions  -- (retrieved 06/28/06)
  • Despite her campaign promises, he quickly became one of the most intransigent opponents of fair trade policy.
  • If the Lunar Authority persists in its intransigence?
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • intransigence = stubbornness
  • ...the French were the most intransigent as regards releasing Germany from the cruelties of the Versailles treaty...
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • intransigent = stubborn
  • He had been ill a long time—in the mind, as we now realized, reliving instances of his fantastic intransigence in the new light of his affliction and endeavoring to feel a sorrow for him which never, quite, came true.
    James Baldwin  --  Notes of a Native Son
  • intransigence = stubbornness
  • Despite the gross note of calculation at the end (one rescues 432,000 human beings from slavery and it turns out to be a saving of expense), the proposal was a reasonable and statesmanlike one, and it is incredible that the intransigence of all but one of the states involved should have consigned it to defeat.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • intransigence = stubbornness
  • The board members wore immovable, intransigent expressions, the unblinking faces of soldiers in a Greek tragedy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Worse, any attempt at exposure would risk a backlash so severe that Peking would cry insult and outrage, and revert to suspicion and intransigence.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The war years were wet years, and there were many people who blamed the strange intransigent weather on the firing of the great guns in France.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • King Orrin, as Eragon expected, proved to be the most intransigent.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • General Dreedle could be as intransigent with anyone else when displeased as he was with Colonel Moodus.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • We're in for a very difficult time, and I would hate to see you suffer the consequences of his intransigent attitude.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • We on the Committee have appealed to him — a favourable report from him would have been invaluable to our cause — but he is intransigent.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But she had to give in to the intransigence of death.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • His frustrations and defeats in political office—as Senator and President—were the inevitable result of this intransigence in ignoring the political facts of life.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • For others, the room represented the first time in their young lives that they were required to function as agents of vengeance, as factotums and enforcers of a strict, intransigent code of ethics.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The authorities were equally intransigent: I could not be taken off quarry detail, I could not have a table and chair, and under no circumstances would I be able to go to Pretoria to use the law library.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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