from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or quality of being intractable or hardened.
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- n. The state of being obdurate, intractable, or stubbornly inflexible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The duality or state of being obdurate; invincible hardness of heart; obstinacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being obdurate; especially, the state of being hardened against moral influences; extreme hardness of heart; rebellious persistence in wickedness.
- n. Synonyms See obdurate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
But there are also the white clergy (and rabbi); usually, they were pusillanimous and hesitant to move more than a step or two beyond their conservative members, most of whom supported the egregious Jew-turned-Episcopalian Mayor Henry Loeb, who rivals in obduracy George W. Bush.
Even so, events could turn against Republican Machiavellians inasmuch as their obduracy is the best thing Democrats have going for them now that Obamamania has all but disappeared.
Hugo says the sinner is "bound down by obduracy of soul, and by the penalty of future damnation"; the grace of God frees man from the darkness brought on by sin, while the absolution of the priest delivers him from the penalty which sin imposes — "The malice of sin is best described as obduracy of heart, which is first broken by sorrow, that later, in confession, the sin itself, i.e. the penalty of damnation, be remitted."
All however agree, that no man who ever sat on the bench deserved the imputation of "obduracy" less than Baron Graham.
As we all know, because President Obama, UK Foreign Secretary Miliband and the serried ranks of the EU keep telling us, it is Israel’s obduracy which is holding up a resolution of the Middle East impasse.
Hisagency has been criticized for obduracy and for not reining in environmental zealots.
He was derided, but because of his people's obduracy the City and the Temple were leveled and the Hebrews dispersed.
This kind of obduracy isn't new, but it does seem especially egregious among boomers.
That suited Murray Goodwin, a model of obduracy who scored 344 not out at Taunton in 2009, but even he surrendered his wicket with an uncharacteristic heave at Murali Kartik, offering a simple catch to deep mid-wicket, having made 55.
No one, though, prospered through reckless courage and obduracy quite like Amarnath.
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