• WordNet 3.6
    • adv obdurately in a stubborn unregenerate manner "she remained stubbornly in the same position"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • obdurately In an obdurate manner; stubbornly; inflexibly; with obstinate impenitence.
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  • Roselle Mercier Montgomery
    Roselle Mercier Montgomery
    “The fates are not quite obdurate; they have a grim, sardonic way of granting them who supplicate the thing they wanted yesterday.”


In literature:

And the leaders sang and rejoiced doubly in the Lord over the signal conversion of so hard and obdurate a sinner as I.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
Finally, mother took her obdurate son and me and came to New York with us, and we lived on the little income which she had of her own.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
But Robert was still obdurate, and stolidly kept silent.
"The Underworld" by James C. Welsh
I dare say the General would be quite obdurate, and go the whole length of the law.
"Philip Winwood" by Robert Neilson Stephens
In spite of these untoward events, the Republican senators remained obdurate.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
If after this sight he remain obdurate, he is doomed to be a disgrace to his name.
"Advice to Young Men" by William Cobbett
But the tall Highlander remained obdurate.
"Macleod of Dare" by William Black
Her father is obdurate and the cause is dear to me.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
Passively obdurate during the day; but rather demonstratively obdurate towards night.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He found no apparent change in the patient, and tried to persuade Gordon to take a little rest, but the elder man was obdurate.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
The child is incurably sick of school, the parent remains obdurate.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
But again the physician had been obdurate.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
But Mona is obdurate.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Uncle John was obdurate.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad" by Edith Van Dyne
The obdurate emperor was to experience an unexampled surprise.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Mr. BONAR LAW was obdurate.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, August 4th, 1920" by Various
Arabel tells me that you are kind to the manner of my poem, though to the matter obdurate.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Only Mr. GINNELL remained obdurate.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, May 30, 1917" by Various
On the whole I am inclined to pronounce the pudding-basin a more obdurate utensil than even the dinner-tin.
"Observations of an Orderly" by Ward Muir
Finding the publican obdurate, the captain proposed to leave his uniform and equipments in pawn, and the offer was accepted.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage

In poetry:

Can nought change thy obdurate mind?
Wilt thou for ever rail?
The prophet on thee well refined,
And set thy wit to sale.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
If Walpole's heart obdurate felt,
The Bishop's heart began to melt.
Modest distress he's hurt to see,
Then whisper'd--" Sir, come dine with me."
"Preferment" by William Hutton
Oh how dark your villa was,
Windows fast and obdurate!
How the garden grudged me grass
Where I stood—-the iron gate
Ground its teeth to let me pass!
"A Serenade At The Villa" by Robert Browning
'And thus the Fair, that one short minute saw
'Obey the sacred force of Nature's law;
'Now to its dictates more obdurate grown,
'To Danger's paths with double zest is flown.
"Louisa: A Poetical Novel. Fourth Epsitle." by Anna Seward
To bleach the moor, requires no greater art,
Or Jordan's stream up Hermon's hill to roll,
Than to persuade the fool's obdurate heart,
To fear his God, and to preserve his soul.
"The Pastor's Complaint" by Rees Prichard
Prayer, has sooth'd the most obdurate breast —
Prayer, has angels with success assail'd —
Prayer, the fiercest fiends has dispossess'd —
Prayer, has over God himself prevail'd! —
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard

In news:

With calculated hyperbole, he declared that the history of painting ended with his black paintings, in which obdurate monochromism subdued color to near invisibility.
Doing so, however, will require that Republicans stop their unnecessary alienation of young people, Hispanics, and women (because of anti-gay rhetoric, obdurate immigration stances, and anti-feminist rants).