stiff-necked


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haughtily stubborn

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After which time the stupid, obtrusive, wakeful entity which we call "I", as impatient as he is stiff-necked, spite of our teeth will force himself back again, and take possession of us down to our very toes.
It had such a prescriptive, stiff-necked, long-established, solemn, elderly air.
Boythorn, suddenly firing another volley, "that fellow is, and his father was, and his grandfather was, the most stiff-necked, arrogant imbecile, pig-headed numskull, ever, by some inexplicable mistake of Nature, born in any station of life but a walking-stick's
I, in my stiff-necked rebellion, almost cursed the dispensation: instead of bending to the decree, I defied it.
uk Experts say T-junctions should be replaced with mini roundabouts so stiff-necked elderly drivers do not have to look over their shoulders to check traffic flow.
At the story's core are the Israelites: Stiff-necked and simpering, they complain to Moses that the divine diet he's catered for their errand in the desert, the heavenly manna, just won't do.
Paul parallels baptism and the Lord's Supper with the experience of Exodus and then lifts up the stiff-necked ways that Israel responded in a way that allows the story to refute their behavior.
Most of my learned, snob by friends, who are too stiff-necked to laugh at anything unless Chris Morris is involved, find Friends too formulaic, too American, too happy clappy and too white.
Spending 100 minutes watching stiff-necked Sunny isn't a walk in the park, but gritty authenticity is one of the film's strong points.