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inflexible
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
not flexible (not bendable or adaptable in various senses:)
  • 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
  • Tom never did the same sort of foolish things as Maggie, having a wonderful instinctive discernment of what would turn to his advantage or disadvantage; and so it happened, that though he was much more wilful and inflexible than Maggie, his mother hardly ever called him naughty.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (55% in)
  • Under these average boyish physiognomies that she seems to turn off by the gross, she conceals some of her most rigid, inflexible purposes, some of her most unmodifiable characters; and the dark-eyed, demonstrative, rebellious girl may after all turn out to be a passive being compared with this pink-and-white bit of masculinity with the indeterminate features.
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (10% in)
  • "I can't believe in you any more," said Tom, gradually passing from the tremulous excitement of the first moment to cold inflexibility.
    7.1 -- Book 7 Chapter 1 -- The Return to the Mill (28% in)

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