OBDURATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBDURATE
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obdurate
 a.  hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion
Classic Sentence:
1  Seeing the obdurate look on Scarlett's face, Mammy picked up the tray and, with the bland guile of her race, changed her tactics.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Ashley looked unhappy but obdurate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
3  He was artful, cruel, and obdurate.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
4  He was cruel enough to inflict the severest punishment, artful enough to descend to the lowest trickery, and obdurate enough to be insensible to the voice of a reproving conscience.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  But at one part of the line there was a grim and obdurate group that made no movement.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
6  He threatened excommunication and hell fire in my last moments if I continued obdurate.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
7  And seeing that Mr. Jaggers stood quite still and silent, and apparently quite obdurate, under this appeal, I turned to Wemmick, and said, "Wemmick, I know you to be a man with a gentle heart."
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
8  Catherine, by instinct, must have divined it was obdurate perversity, and not dislike, that prompted this dogged conduct; for, after remaining an instant undecided, she stooped and impressed on his cheek a gentle kiss.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  'You will not persist in saying that,' rejoined the gentleman, with a voice and emphasis of kindness that might have touched a much harder and more obdurate heart.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
Example Sentence:
1  Parts of the administration may be changing but others have been obdurate defenders of the status quo.
2  The President remains obdurate on the question of tax cuts.
3  He was obdurate in his refusal to listen to our complaints.