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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

2 uses
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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
  • That iron heart, inflexibly severe; A lion, not a man, who slaughters wide, In strength of rage, and impotence of pride; Who hastes to murder with a savage joy, Invades around, and breathes but to destroy!
    Book 24 (8% in)
  • So spake the imperial regent of the skies; To whom the goddess with the azure eyes: "Long since had Hector stain'd these fields with gore, Stretch'd by some Argive on his native shore: But he above, the sire of heaven, withstands, Mocks our attempts, and slights our just demands; The stubborn god, inflexible and hard, Forgets my service and deserved reward: Saved I, for this, his favourite son distress'd, By stern Eurystheus with long labours press'd?
    Book 8 (63% in)

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

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