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adamant

a legendary stone said to be impenetrable, often identified with the diamond or loadstone
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Within the revue's administration, public adamance against any suggestion of lesbianism probably stems from its early history, when, as Robertson notes in Takarazuka, an alleged affair in 1929 between otokoyaku Miyako Nara and film actress Yaeko Mizutani got into the press; and when the rival Shochiku Revue's female role player Eriko Saijo and her partner, Yasumare Masuda, attempted a double suicide in 1935, this also made it into the papers.
In his remarks at Toronto, director Wayne Blair noted author Dalia Sofer's adamance about not selling her international bestseller to "Hollywood." Yet the international team that won those rights ends up subjecting "Septembers of Shiraz" to all the stereotypical compromises of Hollywoodization, with alterations both minute and major contributing to a generic dilution of culturally specific material.
Indications of escalating confrontation between the government and the Congress over the measure were visible earlier in the day, when the main Opposition party accused Modi's "personal adamance" for the showdown.
Logan's chapter, "'(Entre nous, please!)': Harriet Martineau's correspondence," explains Martineau's adamance regarding the destruction of her letters; she no longer wrote to her brother when he refused to agree.