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 Meanings and Examples of INTRACTABLE
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intractable
 a.  difficult to manage or govern; stubborn; unyielding
Classic Sentence:
1  When he looked about him for another and a less intractable damsel to immortalize in melody, memory produced one with the most obliging readiness.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
2  Some of them are unmannered, rough, intractable, as well as ignorant; but others are docile, have a wish to learn, and evince a disposition that pleases me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
3  The spirit which served her was growing intractable: she could neither lay nor control it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  He has a sullen, rebellious spirit; a violent temper; and an untoward, intractable disposition.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
5  Mihailov again tried to say that that was how he understood Pilate, but his lips quivered intractably, and he could not pronounce the words.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 11
6  "O no," she said, intractably moving to the other side of the decayed fire.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
Example Sentence:
1  The country needs fresh directions and crisp action plans on intractable issues like climate change, energy, security, and defence.
2  Charlie Brown's friend Pigpen was intractable: he absolutely refused to take a bath.
3  Faith in our collective power to resolve seemingly intractable problems is a gift that should inspire us all this Thanksgiving.