stubborn


stubborn
01. He knew he was wrong, but he was simply too [stubborn] to admit it.
02. My boss is so [stubborn]. Once he gets an idea in his head, there's just no changing his mind.
03. The policeman [stubbornly] refused to reduce my speeding ticket to a warning.
04. He and his wife are always arguing because they're both too [stubborn] to give in.
05. Her boss is so [stubborn] that he won't even consider letting her take one little day off to go to the beach with her new boyfriend.
06. [Stubbornness] can sometimes be a quality if it means that you are very determined, but if it is too strong, it can also mean you don't change your mind even when you should.
07. Her decisiveness and determination are sometimes seen as [stubbornness].
08. No one likes to work with Jim because he has a real reputation for [stubbornness].
09. There is some [stubborn] spyware on my computer that I just can't seem to get rid of.
10. The Sikh religion believes that one who [stubbornly] follows his own mind will suffer in the world hereafter.
11. Her husband is taking an exercise class in an attempt to get rid of some [stubborn] fat around his waist.
12. I just can't get this [stubborn] stain out of my blouse.
13. Her teenage daughter is [stubbornly] insisting that it's perfectly safe for her to walk home from her friend's place late at night.
14. According to my book on palm reading, fingers which are short and blunt in appearance indicate a [stubborn] character.
15. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known as the "Iron Lady" because she was so [stubborn] and strong-willed.
16. A German proverb suggests that [stubbornness] is the energy of fools.
17. Simone de Beauvoir once stated that in the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, [stubbornness] is stupid.
18. Josh Billings once suggested that some folks as they grow older grow wise, but most folks simply grow more [stubborn].
19. John Adams once noted that facts are [stubborn] things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • stubborn — [stub′ərn] adj. [ME stoburn, prob. < OE stubb, var. of stybb,STUB] 1. refusing to yield, obey, or comply; resisting doggedly or unreasonably; resolute or obstinate 2. done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner [a stubborn …   English World dictionary

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