refractoriness love

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being refractory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or condition of being refractory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being refractory, in any sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the trait of being unmanageable

Etymologies

refractory + -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yes, and it was clear that Buckwheat was watching to learn the outcome of this veiled refractoriness.

    CHAPTER XLV

  • Along the way he correctly spelled stratocracy, refractoriness, mendacious, and childrens.

    John Seery: NEWSFLASH: Al Gore Awarded MacArthur "Genius" Grant!

  • Expressions of refractoriness and of love passed by turns over her youthful face when, after waiting for a quarter of an hour, neither her keen eye nor her heart had announced the arrival of him whom she knew to be due.

    A Second Home

  • Yes, refractoriness is the #1 quality associated with raincoaster.

    Leslie Hall: the whitest woman in rap « raincoaster

  • I guess her refractoriness must me somewhat lost upon me.

    Leslie Hall: the whitest woman in rap « raincoaster

  • He is willing to hope you to be all obedience, and would prevent all incitements to refractoriness.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • An act of oblivion, as I may call it, shall pass upon all your former refractoriness: and you will once more make us happy in you, and in one another.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And those wives whose refractoriness ye fear, exhort them, and avoid them in beds, and beat them; but if they obey you, seek not a way against them; verily Allah is ever Lofty, Grand.

    The Three Faces of Islam

  • He would, then and there, lead to a shaft 60 feet deep, and deep in the jungle, too, at a spot so artfully concealed that no mortal man could ever unguided hope to find it, where was to be revealed a reef — a rich reef blasted by the mere refractoriness of the ore, a disadvantage which would vanish like smoke before a man of means.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Hamilton listed four features of the French scene that worried him: “disagreements” among reformers, “the vehement character of your people,” “the interested refractoriness of your nobles,” and “the reveries of your philosophic politicians.”

    Alexander Hamilton, American

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  • Enjoying the Richardson quotes, Minerva. :-)

    October 9, 2007

  • Your papa will be obeyed. He is willing to hope you to be all obedience, and would prevent all incitements to refractoriness.

    October 9, 2007