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  • n. The property of being adamant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. obstinacy.


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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.

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  • 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'

  • 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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  • 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

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

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • 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

  • The contrast between their adamancy and the green silks that flow around the lithe muscles-muscles she has developed and maintained over nearly four decades of training and warfare-reminds Creslin of the snow leopards that skulk the edges of the Roof of the World.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • She had been cherishing a silent hope that he might be regretting his adamancy at the time of their divorce, and perhaps would have even acted differently if given a second chance.

    Wildcatter’s Woman


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