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adamant

a legendary stone said to be impenetrable, often identified with the diamond or loadstone
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Rai's adamancy on his statements shows that he is backed by some influential circles in the Vatican which had a decisive role in his election [as Maronite patriarch] and in influencing his approaches to what is happening in the Arab world," Marmal said in a news analysis on Sept.
In this argument, earnest ardor to protect children with profound disabilities has diverged into opposing directions and hardened into adamancy.
They approach their business with adamancy for perfection, and they truly know who they are," he says.
However, when it comes to his adamancy in not returning to the negotiating table without a freeze on settlement construction, we should give credit where credit is due.
Their adamancy was recognized by Park, who was probably unwilling to jeopardize the evangelical support.
Cezanne's portrait, which took more than a hundred sittings to produce and still dissatisfied its author, looks stern and thickly coagulated and laborious, suggesting a mutual recalcitrance, a certain resistant adamancy passing between the two men.
The Netanyahu government's adamancy and refusal to acknowledge Palestinian borders and halt settlement construction are what opposed international attempts to revive the peace process and direct negotiations, he said, during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
President Barack Obama, during the NATO Summit in Chicago, made clear his frustration over Pakistan's adamancy over the reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.
Notable about Timberlake has been his adamancy to keep the manufacture of his furniture in the United States, and woodworkers employed.
As for those who assume that talk shows and television appearances can provide them with political powers, they are actually misinterpreting the need of satellite channels to fill air time and the program for changing a regime that has clearly demonstrated its adamancy on making use of its entire military force in order to remain in power.
Leyner compulsively takes recognizable verbal forms and idioms and crams them full of nonsense, as a way of exposing as bogus the adamancy and arrogance with which these forms present themselves as logical and meaningful, and the complacency with which we accept them as such.