adamantine


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Synonyms for adamantine

Synonyms for adamantine

having the hardness of a diamond

Related Words

impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

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And the king, when he is highest provoked, and most determined to press a city to rubbish, orders the island to descend with great gentleness, out of a pretence of tenderness to his people, but, indeed, for fear of breaking the adamantine bottom; in which case, it is the opinion of all their philosophers, that the loadstone could no longer hold it up, and the whole mass would fall to the ground.
A man must take with him into the world below an adamantine faith in truth and right, that there too he may be undazzled by the desire of wealth or the other allurements of evil, lest, coming upon tyrannies and similar villainies, he do irremediable wrongs to others and suffer yet worse himself; but let him know how to choose the mean and avoid the extremes on either side, as far as possible, not only in this life but in all that which is to come.
This devotion deeply moved her - and the adamantine face lost the stern rigidity of its terror.
Here he was, talking like a gentleman at large who was free to come and go and roam about the world at pleasure, when that gallant coachmaker had vowed but the night before that Miss Varden held him bound in adamantine chains; and had positively stated in so many words that she was killing him by inches, and that in a fortnight more or thereabouts he expected to make a decent end and leave the business to his mother.
Also N-methyl-l-adamantaneacetamide, an adamantine derivative present in CQSF was reported to possess insulin secretagogues activity (Lekshmi et al.
20) The nineteenth-century Russian theologian Metropolitan Philaret poetically depicted the creaturely nothingness relative to God: "The creative word is like an adamantine bridge upon which creatures are placed, and they stand under the abyss of the Divine Infinitude, over the abyss of their own nothingness.
The easy lesson for conservatives to extract from her example would be adamantine resistance to all change.
If the reader of African descent does not share the author's adamantine position that ADP exist on planet earth in perpetuity as Africans genetically black and culturally-psychologically, then s/he should openly declare it so and thereby self-sort.
However, an S31N mutation in the matrix 2 protein confers resistance to adamantine.
Would it not, when the terms of an ideology are adamantine, be preferable to work with material that is poetically and ideologically more pliable?
As seen by some of the responses to this case, instances of familial and custodial rape present doughty challenges to even the most adamantine feminists.
The discussion would become flooded with emotions, and the emotions would be stirred up into turbulence, would become the white waters of a fierce river, uprooted feelings churning over adamantine rocks of fact, barreling toward a waterfall, a precipice that Barth feared.
Government," Emerson maintained, "will be adamantine without any governor" (CW 3.
Nor did it inhibit Said from translating his adamantine misconception of dialectics into hostile misrepresentations in the case of his reading of Adorno, where he sought to detach the thinker from his thought.
We had not then acquired what our education system's subsequent progressive gurus imposed on us: the adamantine conviction that, for Aussies, death is optional.