• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unbendable marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable "firm convictions","a firm mouth","steadfast resolve","a man of unbendable perseverence","unwavering loyalty"
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  • John Gay
    “I must have women -- there is nothing unbends the mind like them.”


In literature:

He had been described as harsh, taciturn, and unbending.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
The ball swayed to and fro, but evinced no disposition for unbending.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
Mary Rose looked sadly after the retreating figure which looked as friendly and unbending as a poker.
"Mary Rose of Mifflin" by Frances R. Sterrett
The more untamed and unbending she seems, the more helpless will she be under the strong excitement of love or grief.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
The former should be strict, authoritative, unbending; the latter should be mild and gentle.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
It was Lil who was the cause of Monsieur Dorn's unbending.
"Schwartz: A History" by David Christie Murray
Accustomed to obey the unbending will of their lord, they still pay homage to it, though it is no longer a thing of this world.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864" by Various
Was there, after all, an obstinate, unbendable back-bone under the soft feathers of this his nestling dove?
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
Guizot was there early, pale and troubled, but stern and unbending.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Symes moved among his satellites with that benign unbending which is a recognized attribute of the truly great.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
But Mary did not unbend.
"The Sheriffs Bluff" by Thomas Nelson Page
He was of too unbending a nature, however, to allow May's beauty to alter his determination.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Her stately, cold, unbending reserve was like a constant chill and blight.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
Madeline Payne, after studiously ignoring the two men for some days, began to unbend.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Indeterminism thus denies the world to be one unbending unit of fact.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Yet in spite of her unbending rigidity over fundamentals, she does also show mercy and pity.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
Straight, unbending, phlegmatic as usual, she came on.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
But they have the unbending kind when it is aroused.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
I can never reach her; my old bones are too stiff and unbendable.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
Her lofty and unbending spirit felt these indignities and atrocities too keenly.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott

In poetry:

Thy wretched infant turns his head
In melancholy wise,
And looks to meet the placid stare
Of those unbending eyes.
"To A Portrait Of "A Gentleman"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Come, Hamilton, lift up thy head,
Unbend that gloomy brow;
I tell thee, man, the crown of heaven
Is half upon it now.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Grand is the hall the noble lord ascends;--
In height, like human form most reverent, grand;
And straight, as flies the shaft when bow unbends;
Its tints, like hues when pheasant's wings expand.
"On The Completion Of A Royal Palace" by Confucius
I call'd on the Lady of Bountiful Hall,--
And there she was feasting the great and the small,
Encircled by flowers and children and all,
From Fashion unbending
And gently descending
To greet them at Home!
"Home" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
I would joy in your joy: let me have a friend's part
In the warmth of your welcome of hand and of heart,--
On your play-ground of boyhood unbend the brow's care,
And shift the old burdens our shoulders must bear.
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Because a heaven-sent monsoon the mists before it drove;
Because things happened in the moon; or else, because High Jove,
Unbending, played at waterman to please a laughing boy,
The hearts through all a continent are raised in grateful joy.
"A Song of Rain" by C J Dennis

In news:

Unbending Rules on Drugs in Schools Drive One Teen to the Breaking Point .
Unbending Rules on Drugs in Schools Drive One Teen to the Breaking Point.
Tests for an Unbending Pope.
Team toughness is unbending rule for new Syracuse Crunch.
Hamas leader unbending but seeks unity.
Joe Paterno supporters are beginning to admit they were wrong in unbending support of former Penn State coach.
The 76-year-old Lake Jackson congressman's unbending adherence to principle has won him a loyal following.

In science:

Subsequent experiment showed that the bimetallic composite exhibits reversible bending/unbending upon heating/cooling.
Imprinting bias stress in functional composites
Finally, for Eq.(3a), which is consistent with determines only chanciness. It shows that persons in power treat all at individual inclinations. Conversely, common people are treated unbendingly by these leaders. This is a typical autarchy government of completely lawless.
Synergetic Application, Equations on Rule of Law and Two-Party Mechanism