Obstinacy


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Obstinacy

Obtuseness (See DIMWITTEDNESS.)
Oddness (See ECCENTRICITY.)
Oldness (See AGE, OLD.)
Balmawhapple
bullheaded, blundering Scotch laird. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
Deans, Davie
stern and righteous Presbyterian. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian]
Gradgrind, Thomas
rigid “man of realities.” [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Grant, Ulysses S.
(1822–1885) 18th U.S. president; nicknamed “Unconditional Surrender.” [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
Jorkins
intractable, unyielding lawyer. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
Mistress Mary
known for being “quite contrary.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 31]
mule
symbol of obstinacy: “stubborn as a mule.” [Folklore: Jobes, 462]
Pharaoh
refuses to heed Moses’s mandate from God. [O.T.: Exodus 7:13, 22–23, 8:32, 9:7, 12]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Above all, he had upon his side the unyielding obstinacy of his nation, and that unbending resolution, with which Israelites have been frequently known to submit to the uttermost evils which power and violence can inflict upon them, rather than gratify their oppressors by granting their demands.
``Perjure not thyself,'' said the Norman, interrupting him, ``and let not thine obstinacy seal thy doom, until thou hast seen and well considered the fate that awaits thee.
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.
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.
"No!" said Miss Pink, asserting the most immovable obstinacy under the blandest politeness of manner.
Troy's answer--the living picture of human obstinacy in its most respectable form.
'There's a power of obstinacy in young women,' she remarked.
Sharing views on Indian oppression and complete lock down in occupied Kashmir valley they said, India's obstinacy has been spoiling Kashmir issue but Pakistani nation was united over Kashmir and we would continue solidarity with supressed Kashmiri people
He reiterated his support for the freedom and struggle of the Kashmir people as the Indian parliament struck off articles 370 and 35-A from its constitution ignoring all international norms of decency and displaying true image of Hindu obduracy and obstinacy.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was trying to establish peaceful relations with India but the leaders of the latter country were showing obstinacy. 'We will keep voicing concern at the Kashmir issue at all forums,' he said.
"Two years of rejection of solutions, stubbornness, obstinacy and staying far from brothers," he tweeted yesterday.