Definitions

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  • noun obstinacy.

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  • noun The property of being adamant.

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Examples

  • However, his rejection of the gardening tools, Anne Rice books, and pounds of chocolate as inferior gifts, along with his adamancy about getting Kelly Clarkson here in all their stead is simply driving me crazy!

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  • However, his rejection of the gardening tools, Anne Rice books, and pounds of chocolate as inferior gifts, along with his adamancy about getting Kelly Clarkson here in all their stead is simply driving me crazy!

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  • I can recall them, though: adolescent years of adamancy, college tones of debauchery.

    On A Highway Somewhere

  • The increasing adamancy and boldness of the Somali pirates can be gauged from the fact that they attacked 92 ships till November this year compared to 30 attacks in 2007.

    Indian Navy in First Ever Action Destroys Somali Pirate Ship

  • It is in the adamancy of this refusal that boys will be boys, turning away from rather than seeking to repair or smooth over such ruptures as girls tend to do.

    'Mommy, I Know You'

  • Mr. Blair is back to square one, he's just back to his adamancy that, that Mr. Hashemi, we can't announce that.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2006

  • UPDATE III: Author and military expert Lucian Truscott IV has posted a detailed and very interesting analysis as a guest post at Digby's which explores the financial motivations and cronyism aspects underlying Bush's conspicuous adamancy about proceeding with the UAE/Port deal.

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  • UPDATE III: Author and military expert Lucian Truscott IV has posted a detailed and very interesting analysis as a guest post at Digby's which explores the financial motivations and cronyism aspects underlying Bush's conspicuous adamancy about proceeding with the UAE/Port deal.

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  • This question, delivered with more than a touch of adamancy, produced an unexpectedly winning smile.

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  • And also, which got him into a lot of trouble, his adamancy in supporting the Contras in Nicaragua, who we must remember were the winners.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2004

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