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  • n. Plural form of adamant.

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Examples

  • And if there do, anon the rocks of the adamants draw them to them, that never they may go thence.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • In that isle be ships without nails of iron or bonds, for the rocks of the adamants, for they be all full thereabout in that sea, that it is marvel to speak of.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the shipmen told us, that all that was of ships that were drawn thither by the adamants, for the iron that was in them.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • 'Near that isle there are ships without nails of iron or bonds, on account of the rocks of adamants (loadstones), for they are all abundant there in that sea that it is marvellous to speak of, and if

    Southern Arabia

  • I have heard of hearts as hard as rocks, and stones, and adamants, but if ever I write upon a hard heart, my simile shall be, as inflexible as a bed in a Spanish Posada; we had beef steaks for supper last night, and a sad libel upon beef steaks they were.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • It is another terrorist act, plotted and planned by a small number of adamants in the current special circumstances, the statement read.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I have heard of hearts as hard as rocks, and stones, and adamants, but if ever I write upon a hard heart, my simile shall be as inflexible, as a bed in a Spanish Posada; we had beef steaks for supper last night, and a sad libel upon beef steaks they were.

    Letter 144

  • What! are your hearts as adamants and your eyes as marbles, that you cannot bestow upon me one compassionate thought, or look, or tear?

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Now, you are like stones — your hearts as adamants, and cannot be moved with his threatening, the voice of the Lord’s word doth not once move you.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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