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very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem

impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason

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As for those who assume that talk shows and television appearances can provide them with political powers, they are actually misinterpreting the need of satellite channels to fill air time and the program for changing a regime that has clearly demonstrated its adamancy on making use of its entire military force in order to remain in power.
Leyner compulsively takes recognizable verbal forms and idioms and crams them full of nonsense, as a way of exposing as bogus the adamancy and arrogance with which these forms present themselves as logical and meaningful, and the complacency with which we accept them as such.
President Barack Obama, during the NATO Summit in Chicago, made clear his frustration over Pakistan's adamancy over the reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.
The Netanyahu government's adamancy and refusal to acknowledge Palestinian borders and halt settlement construction are what opposed international attempts to revive the peace process and direct negotiations, he said, during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
Rai's adamancy on his statements shows that he is backed by some influential circles in the Vatican which had a decisive role in his election [as Maronite patriarch] and in influencing his approaches to what is happening in the Arab world," Marmal said in a news analysis on Sept.
In this argument, earnest ardor to protect children with profound disabilities has diverged into opposing directions and hardened into adamancy.
They approach their business with adamancy for perfection, and they truly know who they are," he says.
However, when it comes to his adamancy in not returning to the negotiating table without a freeze on settlement construction, we should give credit where credit is due.
Maybe that's why Dad initially resisted your adamancy, as a second year squirt, to move back to the goal.
Their adamancy was recognized by Park, who was probably unwilling to jeopardize the evangelical support.
Cezanne's portrait, which took more than a hundred sittings to produce and still dissatisfied its author, looks stern and thickly coagulated and laborious, suggesting a mutual recalcitrance, a certain resistant adamancy passing between the two men.
Unfortunately, when people hear religious attitudes toward children mentioned, they often automatically assume we're talking about the Christian Right and its adamancy about children's submission to adult authority.
In the adamancy of this spontaneous decision by Hepburn, he again confirms that next to the guiding imperative of instinctual desire, "logic cannot hold good beforehand" (Movements 9).
Despite his insistence that he will still be a Newcastle player next season and chairman Freddie Shepherd's adamancy that he is not for sale, Owen's future is bound to be the subject of much claim and counter claim, both before, during and after the World Cup.