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inflexible
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

2 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
  • Oh, be it never mine to nurse such hate As thou retain'st, inflexibly severe!
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (4% in)
  • But fell Achilles all your aid commands; Of mind unrighteous, and inflexible His stubborn heart; his thoughts are all of blood; E'en as a lion, whom his mighty strength And dauntless courage lead to leap the fold, And 'mid the trembling flocks to seize his prey; E'en so Achilles hath discarded ruth, And conscience, arbiter of good and ill.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (5% in)

There are no more uses of "inflexible" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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