unyielding


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His salt and pepper suit was of a stiff, unyielding material, and the first time he had worn it the creases had vanished never to return.
Though unyielding in his opinions, he continued to be employed in the service, all the while predicting a fatal end to a government which persisted in upholding religion.
Marilla saw something remarkably like unyielding stubbornness looking out of Anne's small face.
Stern, unyielding, dogged, and impenetrable, Ralph cared for nothing in life, or beyond it, save the gratification of two passions, avarice, the first and predominant appetite of his nature, and hatred, the second.
Pollyanna, had fairly flown across the room and flung herself into her aunt's scandalized, unyielding lap.
Rawdon was compelled actually to assume a look of gratitude, and to swallow the medicine under the unyielding old Dowager's nose, who left her victim finally with a benediction.
The meagre herbage of the prairie, promised nothing, in favour of a hard and unyielding soil, over which the wheels of the vehicles rattled as lightly as if they travelled on a beaten road; neither wagons nor beasts making any deeper impression, than to mark that bruised and withered grass, which the cattle plucked, from time to time, and as often rejected, as food too sour, for even hunger to render palatable.
He knew that, to the last, he had been an unyielding, obdurate man; that in the savage terror of his condition he had hardened, rather than relented, to his wife and child; and that the last words which had passed his white lips were curses on them as his enemies.
Not the less unyielding with him on that account, he scraped his chin and said, what could he have the honour of doing for Mr Blandois to-night, out of business hours?
The hunter's mind was of a hard, unyielding nature, and the predominant idea of revenge had taken such complete possession of it that there was no room for any other emotion.
Dick received this project in anything but a gracious manner, representing with as much warmth as he was then capable of showing, that they would find the old buck (meaning Sarah) more difficult to manage than Quilp himself--that, for any tampering, terrifying, or cajolery, she was a very unpromising and unyielding subject--that she was of a kind of brass not easily melted or moulded into shape-- in short, that they were no match for her, and would be signally defeated.
Spin Point and Unyielding both have strong claims in the 1m1f maiden (3.
The award recognizes a woman whose unyielding vision, core values and philosophy of using her achievements as inspiration are critical to her roadmap for success.
She said her three trips to India as Secretary of State "reinforced my unyielding belief that the US-India strategic partnership is making the world more united, prosperous and secure.
In the space of a few minutes I was surrounded by a hyped-up crowd, jostled by a group of teenagers, maliciously pushed by a middleaged bloke and forced to cling on to my boys for dear life as they were swamped by an unyielding mass of people.