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inflexible
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

15 uses
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Definition
not bendable or adaptable
in various senses, including:
  • not willing to compromise or make concessions — as when a boss says "Do it my way or you're fired."
  • not able to adjust well to different conditions — as of a schedule that cannot be changed
  • not easily bent without physical damage or injury — as of brittle steel or person with stiff joints
  • I know his character; he is inflexible in any resolutions formed for his own interests.
    Chapters 105-106 (60% in)
inflexible = unbending (not willing to compromise or make concessions)
  • All I ask is, that Villefort will be firm and inflexible for the future in his political principles.
    Chapters 5-6 (72% in)
  • The king is either a king or no king; if he be acknowledged as sovereign of France, he should be upheld in peace and tranquillity; and this can best be effected by employing the most inflexible agents to put down every attempt at conspiracy—'tis the best and surest means of preventing mischief.
    Chapters 5-6 (77% in)
  • "I promise you that to make up for her want of loyalty, I will be most inflexibly severe;" then casting an expressive glance at his betrothed, which seemed to say, "Fear not, for your dear sake my justice shall be tempered with mercy," and receiving a sweet and approving smile in return, Villefort quitted the room.
    Chapters 5-6 (**% in)
  • He was, however, the same Cocles, good, patient, devoted, but inflexible on the subject of arithmetic, the only point on which he would have stood firm against the world, even against M. Morrel; and strong in the multiplication-table, which he had at his fingers' ends, no matter what scheme or what trap was laid to catch him.
    Chapters 29-30 (3% in)
  • ...the three statues advanced towards him with looks of love, and approached the couch on which he was reposing, their feet hidden in their long white tunics, their throats bare, hair flowing like waves, and assuming attitudes which the gods could not resist, but which saints withstood, and looks inflexible and ardent like those with which the serpent charms the bird; and then he gave way before looks that held him in a torturing grasp and delighted his senses as with a voluptuous kiss.
    Chapters 31-32 (78% in)
  • He spoke in a voice of the procureur-general, with the rigid inflexibility of neck and shoulders which caused his flatterers to say (as we have before observed) that he was the living statue of the law.
    Chapters 47-48 (64% in)
  • "Inflexible man!" she murmured.
    Chapters 71-72 (17% in)
  • Oh, see, Maximilian, see the power you have over me, you almost make me believe you; and yet, what you tell me is madness, for my father will curse me—he is inflexible—he will never pardon me.
    Chapters 73-74 (20% in)
  • Heaven is as inflexible as man, and the signature of the contract is fixed for this evening at nine o'clock.
    Chapters 73-74 (25% in)
  • "He is accused," said the commissary with his inflexible voice, "of having assassinated the man named Caderousse, his former companion in prison, at the moment he was making his escape from the house of the Count of Monte Cristo."
    Chapters 95-96 (99% in)
  • But the inflexibility of the procureur should stop there; she would see him the next day, and if she could not make him fail in his duties as a magistrate, she would, at least, obtain all the indulgence he could allow.
    Chapters 99-100 (21% in)
  • But instead of finding sympathy in the eyes of the doctor and his father, he only saw an expression as inflexible as that of Maximilian.
    Chapters 103-104 (16% in)
  • "Oh, sir," said Villefort, arresting Maximilian by the arm, "if my father, the inflexible man, makes this request, it is because he knows, be assured, that Valentine will be terribly revenged."
    Chapters 103-104 (30% in)
  • "It is well," said Monte Cristo whose countenance brightened at these words; "you wish—you are inflexible."
    Chapter 117 (52% in)

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