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obstinate
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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Definition
stubbornly not doing what others want
  • It was in vain to argue with him, for he was a very obstinate man.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (41% in)
obstinate = stubbornly unyielding to other's wishes
  • From the lower part of the face he appeared to be a man of strong character, with a thick, hanging lip, and a long, straight chin suggestive of resolution pushed to the length of obstinacy.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (25% in)
  • But I'll have a sovereign on with you, just to teach you not to be obstinate."
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (64% in)

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