recalcitration love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of recalcitrating; opposition; repugnance.

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

  • noun A kicking back again; opposition; repugnance; refractoriness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kicking back again; opposition; repugnance; refractoriness.

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Examples

  • From this hour there was no serious attempt at recalcitration on her part.

    The Woodlanders

  • The system of "concentration" circuits, which had given such adverse results during the Rebellion (_vide_ p. 392), was revived in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite, obliging the waverers between submission and recalcitration to accept a defined legal or illegal status.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The recalcitration of Austria, which had reached the point of threatening war if Parma were joined to Piedmont, contained the germs of her dissolution as an Italian power.

    Cavour

  • Her mother had no objection to offer to this; but as soon as the horseman had cantered down the drive toward the highway, Mrs. Dornell's sympathy with Betty's recalcitration began to die out.

    A Group of Noble Dames

  • From this hour there was no serious attempt at recalcitration on her part.

    The Woodlanders

  • And yet I think that one cannot read Addison's praises without a certain recalcitration, like that which one feels in the case of the model boy who wins all the prizes, including that for good conduct.

    Alexander Pope English Men of Letters Series

  • The true retribution of every wicked deed is contained in the recalcitration of its own motive.

    The Destiny of the Soul A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life

  • More than modern independence was prepared for, though I should not have expected recalcitration in a young Lily; but I think there was more ruffling of temper and more reserve than I can quite understand. '

    Beechcroft at Rockstone

  • Inwardly chuckling that these symptoms of recalcitration had not taken place until the fair malcontent was, as he mentally termed it, under his thumb, Archibald coolly replied,

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • We have ourselves been caned severely in passing through a wood by the rebound, the recalcitration we may call it, of elastic branches which we had displaced.

    The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 2

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