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obstinate
used in Of Human Bondage

12 uses
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Definition
stubbornly not doing what others want
  • He had a great deal of work to do, and could not waste more time on a boy who seemed to him insanely obstinate.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (67% in)
obstinate = stubbornly unyielding to other's wishes
  • I know you're obstinate and headstrong.
    21-22 — Chapters 21-22 (58% in)
  • Also Philip had been given to understand that people adhered to other faiths only from obstinacy or self-interest: in their hearts they knew they were false; they deliberately sought to deceive others.
    27-28 — Chapters 27-28 (57% in)
  • The Frau Professor tried obstinacy, anger, tears, but the three old ladies routed her, and with a sudden assumption of virtuous indignation she said that she would put a stop to the whole thing.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (47% in)
  • That evening at supper Fraulein Cacilie, redder than usual, with a look of obstinacy on her face, took her place punctually; but Herr Sung did not appear, and for a while Philip thought he was going to shirk the ordeal.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (75% in)
  • The letter was shown to the Vicar, but served only to increase his obstinacy.
    39-40 — Chapters 39-40 (18% in)
  • He was an obstinate fellow, and the suspicion that his talent did not lie in one direction made him inclined to force circumstances and aim notwithstanding precisely in that direction.
    51-52 — Chapters 51-52 (71% in)
  • Dunsford good-naturedly wanted to discuss the causes of Philip's failure, but Philip was obstinately casual.
    59-60 — Chapters 59-60 (42% in)
  • He could not help comparing her with Mildred; and he contrasted with the one's obstinate stupidity, which refused interest to everything she did not know, the other's quick appreciation and ready intelligence.
    65-66 — Chapters 65-66 (56% in)
  • There was a morbid obstinacy in him which forced him to do the thing he had determined.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (6% in)
  • I tell her it's about time she stopped, but she's an obstinate woman, she's got into the habit of it now, and I don't believe she'll be satisfied till she's had twenty.'
    87-88 — Chapters 87-88 (27% in)
  • "He's that obstinate, there's no doing anything with "im.'
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (51% in)

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