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inflexible
used in Atlas Shrugged

4 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
  • Her face was made of angular planes, the shape of her mouth clear-cut, a sensual mouth held closed with inflexible precision.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (45% in)
  • She smiled defiantly, not letting herself know the full meaning of her smile, knowing only that it was the sharpest blow she could strike at his inflexible face.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (74% in)
  • The course was hard to trace: the gaunt figure on the edge of the desk was erect, the cold blue eyes showed nothing but the intensity of a glance fixed upon a great distance, only the inflexible mouth betrayed a line drawn by pain.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (86% in)
  • The military march boomed through the silence with the inflexible gaiety of a grinning skull.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (5% in)

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