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  • adv. In an obstinate manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an obstinate manner; with fixedness of purpose not to be shaken, or to be shaken with difficulty; stubbornly; pertinaciously.

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  • adv. in a stubborn unregenerate manner


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  • In my more cynical moods, I sometimes suspect certain obstinately obscure writers of deliberately exploiting this kind of ambiuity in hopes that readers will split the difference between definitional truth and empirical falsehood and come up with profundity.

    The “Oh Yeah / So What” Dilemma

  • When admonished sternly not to trifle he repeated his entreaties and protestations of loyalty and innocence again in German, obstinately, because he was not aware in what language he was speaking.

    Nostromo: a Tale of the Seaboard

  • They had different Masses, different rules, and different tonsures, "alii enim habebant coronam, alii caesariem", and celebrated different Easters, some on the fourteenth, some on the sixteenth, of the moon, "cum duris intentionibus" -- which perhaps means "obstinately".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • If he'd been caught and killed he could never -- No! No! "obstinately," even then he would have got back in some form -- in some way.


  • Book; but they proposed to add a rubric drawn up by Stillingfleet, which declared that the damnatory clauses were to be understood to apply only to such as obstinately denied the substance of the Christian Faith.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 3

  • If men will continue in their sins, the redemption wrought by Christ will be of no advantage to them; such as obstinately persist in an impenitent course, ipsa si velit salus, servare non potest, "salvation itself cannot save them."

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 04.

  • Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman in Beijing, lodging "a solemn representation" to express China's displeasure at the U.S. "obstinately" arranging the meeting.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • While claim differentiation creates a presumption that different terms have different meanings, that presumption was overcome by the intrinsic evidence which showed patentee "obstinately" using the terms to mean the same thing.

    Chicago IP Litigation Blog

  • The word of God is plain in itself; and if there appear any obscurity in one place, the Holy Ghost, which is never contrary to Himself, explains the same more clearly in other places, so that there can remain no doubt but unto such as obstinately remain ignorant.” (

    The Great Controversy Between Christ and Satan

  • "If," says he, "men will continue in their sins, the redemption brought by Christ will be of no advantage to them; such as obstinately persist in an impenitent course," "ipsa si velit

    The Captiva and the Mostellaria


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