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- obstinately persisted in manacling their deputies with...
obstinately = stubbornly unyielding to other's wishes
- He was ready to die with vexation, and obstinately would not promise to row.
- Mr. Quincy labored hard with the governor to obtain his assent, but he was obstinate.
There are no more uses of "obstinate" in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.
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