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adamant

a legendary stone said to be impenetrable, often identified with the diamond or loadstone
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Addressing a press conference here , he appealed to Imran Khan to do away with adamancy and concentrate on electoral reforms to ensure holding of next elections in a free, fair and transparent manner.
More than two weeks after Imran Khan, head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the maverick cleric Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri took to the streets of the capital Islamabad, the situation in the country is more reflective of Sharif's inability to handle it rather than the irksome adamancy of Khan.
Had he to respond necessarily Imran's desperate quest for power with his own adamancy to keep clinging on to power?
Vigneswaran was "childish" for his adamancy to have not accepted the invitation of Sri Lankan President in joining with his delegation to participate in the swearing ceremony of Narendra Modi.
In this alternative scenario, the emphasis would extend beyond the valorisation of survival, coping, and relationality, and towards more 'heroic' and radical themes of militancy, contestation, adamancy, perseverence, partisanship, and the refusal to compromise.
Hell's paradox resides in the possibility of inalienable eternal love confronting immutable eternal adamancy.
Sandra said: "It was because of the adamancy of Jay Carney to bring out the fact of government corruption and how high up it actually went and that Whitey Bulger is not the only one responsible for my uncle's death.
134) Another feature is China's adamancy in seeking out scholars, legal experts, and professionals from around the world to instruct and disseminate WTO legal expertise within the Chinese government, legal profession, and universities across China.
Now neither is Modi being graceful in his hurry to grab the opportunity nor can I see any dignity in Advani's adamancy in the face of an obvious clamour within the party for Narendra Modi.
Clearly there's some adamancy and admittedly also a bit of covetousness that's at work here, that keeps me working, that provokes in me the wish to have written a thing myself, whether or not in the first place.
We believe that the government's adamancy in pursuing diversification has to be matched by strong supervisory structure that ensures execution within strict timeframes given the enormity of the projects whether in size or number.
Notable about Timberlake has been his adamancy to keep the manufacture of his furniture in the United States, and woodworkers employed.