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 Meanings and Examples of HEADSTRONG
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headstrong
 a.  stubbornly and often recklessly willful; unyielding
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  It was Gerald's headstrong and impetuous nature in her that gave them concern, and they sometimes feared they would not be able to conceal her damaging qualities until she had made a good match.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  But Atlanta was of her own generation, crude with the crudities of youth and as headstrong and impetuous as herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Scarlett was the most charming and exciting of women and he thought her perfect in all things--except that she was so headstrong.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
4  You know how headstrong she is.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
5  As Bonnie grew older Scarlett tried to discipline her, tried to keep her from becoming too headstrong and spoiled, but with little success.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIX
6  He had been used to regarding his comrade as a blatant child with an audacity grown from his inexperience, thoughtless, headstrong, jealous, and filled with a tinsel courage.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
7  I was a boy then, headstrong and violent, and it took a hard lesson to show me my mistake.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
8  Lizzy is only headstrong in such matters as these.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
9  Though I cannot say I made a gentle nurse, and Joseph and the master were no better, and though our patient was as wearisome and headstrong as a patient could be, she weathered it through.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
10  "I will go into the carriage," said the little robber maiden; and she would have her will, for she was very spoiled and very headstrong.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
11  Listen to me," said the countess, "and do not be so very headstrong.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
12  Little Lucy Ferrier was borne along pleasantly enough in Elder Stangerson's waggon, a retreat which she shared with the Mormon's three wives and with his son, a headstrong forward boy of twelve.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
13  He was brilliant, he was headstrong.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
14  There was in him a headstrong little man who hated Napoleon.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
15  But the stranger knew not the headstrong personage he had to do with; d'Artagnan was not the man ever to cry for quarter.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER
Example Sentence:
1  I know I'm the good girl, the pure girl, the smart girl, the over-achieving girl, and maybe it's something that makes me the kind of headstrong girl.
2  The headstrong youth used to flout all authority; he refused to be curbed.
3  When Mrs. Malaprop accuses Lydia of being "as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile," she confuses "allegory" and "alligator" in a typical malapropism.
4  He's been willful and headstrong from a baby.