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recalcitrant
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

3 uses
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Definition
stubborn resistance to authority
  • Only small children hate a doctor when they require his ministries, and sometimes even the most recalcitrant children can be persuaded.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (7% in)
  • For the policemen, whom only small children love with a pure heart (and the recalcitrant among them are not quickly persuaded), there is no such pride and pleasure.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (8% in)
  • At last, as if in rage against all the observers of his tongue's anguish, Ed Burlington would clap his hands or stamp his foot, and the word would burst into daylight, like spirit through recalcitrant clay.
    6 — Esther (52% in)

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