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  • adv. in a stubborn unregenerate manner


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  • Once data gets into the steel trap of the government, it can be cussedly difficult to extract it.

    Congress government must increase public access to data

  • The kitchen was cussedly small, the windows bizarrely situated, the driveway a forbidding barrier of ice.

    Undone by a house of dreams

  • It's incredibly hard to programme World Cup-centric entertainment: until we're out, that's all anybody is interested in; once we're out, everybody wants to pretend it's not happening, while cussedly refusing to be interested in anything else.

    Radio review: World Routes

  • But the mother is so cussedly independent, he really had to insist she take our services.

    Shock of Gray

  • He had plenty of time to re-educate his cussedly outdated Republican Party and make them see this was the only way to win.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • He is – to me – cussedly, maddeningly alive and interesting, but I also don't want to romanticize him.

    'The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead'

  • In the hope, of course, that I'll come home, not only less green, but less cussedly disagreeable.

    The Old Gray Homestead

  • Her heart was aching, but every moment, every word he said made her all the more cussedly determined to see the thing through, and he certainly looked better when he came out ten minutes later.


  • Now, consider this: in the midst of the tremendous chaos and difficulty of reconstruction, when thrones and crowns have tumbled down, and the captains and the kings are departing, if they have not already departed, and when the whole is in unrest and turmoil, this stubborn, cussedly honest Empire sets out on the most stupendous adventure in India.

    India and the Empire

  • "You needn't be so cussedly offensive, need you?" says the Major, firing up, to the astonishment of all.

    Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales


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