from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun same as adamancy.

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  • noun The quality of being adamant

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

  • noun resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible


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  • Doug told him that it was all right if he watched TV downstairs or made himself food in the kitchen, but Billy declared with an adamance that surprised them both that he would not go downstairs until they returned.

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  • To tell the truth, it was due to my husband's adamance several years ago that I finally gave up and cleaned out the bridesmaid's gowns and leftover college dance dresses that I had stored for years upon years, a process that was as painful to me as having a tooth extracted.

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  • Her adamance came not from any contempt for nurses -- her mother had sent three kids to college and helped countless people in Grand Forks, North Dakota, as an RN.

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  • With adamance, they won the argument the argument between Democrats who feared that discussing the reality of machine fraud would discourage Democratic vote and those who knew that only the truth would energize the required landslide that was needed to overwhelm "The Math."

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  • Watch the video, and you'll see that the dour adamance with which Bush insists his administration "does not torture" betrays him here: it communicates a clear awareness that torture is, in itself, a moral wrong.

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  • With his corny jokes and his mis-pronouncing of my favorite things so that I'd have to correct him EVERY time he said them, his paranoia to be even earlier than me (which we didn't think was possible), his naivety in some situations, his adamance in others ... he was, afterall, my dad and therefore also my hero.

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  • Watty Watson, the party's spokesman on local government, said in a statement Shiceka's adamance "makes a farce of transparency".

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  • Instead, President Obama shows homopathic adamance in calling Taliban guerillas Al Quaida and says that he soes not care about American casualties. - Articles related to Kenya bread price skyrockets

  • Delivered with equal adamance, his is the movie's key line: "If a person can't afford dog food, they shouldn't have a dog!"

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  • And if you think the salespeople at Macy's are tough, some historians think badgers were so persistent in pushing their products that the term came to be associated with an often annoying and forceful adamance-i. e., "badgering" anyone in sight to buy from you instead of another vendor.

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