rigid


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incapable of or resistant to bending

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incapable of compromise or flexibility

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incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

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designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure

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fixed and unmoving

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References in classic literature ?
He has been in rigid bondage so long that the large liberty of the university life is just what he needs and likes and thoroughly appreciates; and as it cannot last forever, he makes the most of it while it does last, and so lays up a good rest against the day that must see him put on the chains once more and enter the slavery of official or professional life.
Motionless, rigid, staring; moaning in the same dumb way from time to time, with the same helpless motion of the head; but giving no other sign of life.
I listened, rigid, and heard nothing but the creep of the blood in my ears.
This rigid adhesion to truth, an indispensable requisite in history and travels, destroys the charm of fiction; for all that is necessary to be conveyed to the mind by the latter had better be done by delineations of principles, and of characters in their classes, than by a too fastidious attention to originals.
He began his career, of course, on the narrowest scale; but he brought to the task a persevering industry, rigid economy, and strict integrity.
on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore
How Anne's more rigid requisitions might have been taken is of little consequence.
They all lay in a row, straight and rigid, as if they had been placed by hands.
He opened the doors, entered a step or two, and came back almost instantly with a rigid face.
They fell into his, while her arms, extended but not rigid, kept him far enough off to let her surrendered face say the rest.
I should be sorry if my conscience, insisting on a rigid attention to the matter in hand, forced me to dismiss him in a couple of lines.
The girl, standing pale and rigid against the farther wall, sought with ever-increasing terror for some loophole of escape.
But receiving no orders, he remained for some time in that rigid position.
To whose retinue he had been attached none had thought to inquire, for the followers of a Martian noble are many, coming and going at the whim of their master, so that a new face is scarcely ever questioned, as the fact that a man has passed within the palace walls is considered proof positive that his loyalty to the jeddak is beyond question, so rigid is the examination of each who seeks service with the nobles of the court.
Again she rolled over, gaining a few more feet and again she lay in rigid contemplation of the beast's back.