Obstinacy(redirected from obstinateness)
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Obtuseness (See DIMWITTEDNESS.)
Oddness (See ECCENTRICITY.)
Oldness (See AGE, OLD.)Balmawhapple
bullheaded, blundering Scotch laird. [Br. Lit.: Waverley]
stern and righteous Presbyterian. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian]
Grant, Ulysses S.
rigid “man of realities.” [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
(1822–1885) 18th U.S. president; nicknamed “Unconditional Surrender.” [Am. Hist.: Kane, 523]
intractable, unyielding lawyer. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
known for being “quite contrary.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 31]
symbol of obstinacy: “stubborn as a mule.” [Folklore: Jobes, 462]
refuses to heed Moses’s mandate from God. [O.T.: Exodus 7:13, 22–23, 8:32, 9:7, 12]
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