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  • adv. Without bending; with rigid adherence to a principle etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without bending; obstinately.


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unbending +‎ -ly


  • Thus much I learned, that between the Pole and the Russian there was a marked line, which allowed of but little or no amalgamation between the two races, and that the Pole shrunk unbendingly from the society of his conquerors.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • Unlike humans, who get bored, computers can tirelessly play these strategies against each other and unbendingly stick to the rules.


  • If you're unbendingly religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you.

    Liz Black: Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

  • People are more likely to vote, believe in the principles of, and follow unbendingly someone who shares facial characteristics with themselves.

    365 tomorrows » 2008 » October : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • "If you don't, we're both finished," she said unbendingly.

    The Clique

  • However, those who unbendingly insist on politically unsaleable policy planks like faith-based funding as the price for their support, either need a reality check, or must accept that they will exist only on the fringes of political life outside of any political party in Ontario.

    You're In, Or You're Out

  • Mr. Paul, indeed, was not so much a butler as a sort of steward or, even, chamberlain; he dined privately, but with almost as much pomp as his master; he was feared by all the servants; and he consulted with the prince decorously, but somewhat unbendingly -- rather as if he were the prince's solicitor.

    The Father Brown Omnibus

  • "If you don't stop calling me 'Ms. Robbins' and start calling me Maggie I'm going to open all my reports that quote you thusly: 'The unbendingly formal and stuffy Commander Low said today ...'."

    The Dig

  • Was it because they were too unbendingly alike that they fought and could not come to terms, as Janyn had said?

    The Devil's Novice

  • Certainly that which has never passed outside of its own orbit, unbendingly what it is, its own unchangeably, is that which may most strictly be said to possess its own being: what then are we to say when we mount and contemplate that which stands yet higher; can we conceivably say “Thus, as we see it, thus has it happened to be”?

    The Six Enneads.


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