OBSTINATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBSTINATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  stubbornly adhering to an attitude or opinion; hard to control or treat
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  He did his work in the same slow obstinate way as he had done it in Jones's time, never shirking and never volunteering for extra work either.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
2  I am as obstinate as one, I am more stupid than one, I get as much pleasure as one, and I should like to kick like one.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
3  Tom Gradgrind, as your son, young Tom, refuses for some obstinate reason or other to say anything at all about those statements, good or bad, I am obliged to confront her with your daughter.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
4  These reflections had tamed and brought down to a pitch of sounder judgment a temper, which, under other circumstances, might have waxed haughty, supercilious, and obstinate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  His armour bore all the marks of the late obstinate fray, being broken, defaced, and stained with blood in many places, and covered with clay and dust from the crest to the spur.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Fathers were ridiculous: his own obstinate one supremely so.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  And they were cut off from their own class by the brooding, obstinate, shut-up nature of Sir Geoffrey, their father, whom they ridiculed, but whom they were so sensitive about.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  Bumble shook his head, as he replied, 'Obstinate people, Mr. Sowerberry; very obstinate.'
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
9  She would not have been obstinate if I had not been weak.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
10  She seemed to me to be obstinate; and when I found that you were nothing in her mind I vowed that she should be nothing in yours.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 8 Firmness Is Discovered in a Gentle Heart
11  She was always ready to forgive if asked to do so; but I seemed to her to be as an obstinate child, and that made her unyielding.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
12  "You were so very obstinate," said he.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  He is very decided, but never will be obstinate, if you reason kindly, not oppose impatiently.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
14  I know how obstinate he is, and am sure he will not let you go; he will come down here to fetch you, and he will not go back without you.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
15  We may, perhaps, succeed in restoring her to them, if she is not obstinate: but I trace lines of force in her face which make me sceptical of her tractability.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence:
1  We tried to persuade him to give up smoking, but he was obstinate and refused to change.
2  Both sides are trying to wear the other down by being obstinate in the negotiations.
3  The blunt instrument obstinately refused to reveal itself and he doubted if there were any more revelations to be got out of anybody.