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used in Anne Of Green Gables

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stubbornly not doing what others want
  • There is nothing more to do except to pray and I haven't much hope that that'll do much good because, Marilla, I do not believe that God Himself can do very much with such an obstinate person as Mrs. Barry.
    Chapter 16 — Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results (97% in)
obstinate = stubbornly unyielding to other's wishes
  • When Mr. Phillips called the history class out Anne should have gone, but Anne did not move, and Mr. Phillips, who had been writing some verses "To Priscilla" before he called the class, was thinking about an obstinate rhyme still and never missed her.
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (73% in)
  • I'm sixteen and a half, 'obstinate as a mule,' as Mrs. Lynde once told me," laughed Anne.
    Chapter 38 — The Bend in the Road (46% in)

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