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incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances

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(172) Like many others of his generation, Clinton found fundamental political change more difficult than winning election and holding office more attractive than hewing unbendingly to ideological principles.
Moreover, he signaled that the FDA was not unbendingly loyal to the established regulatory protocols; that its institutional identity was protean rather than fixed; and that its officials were receptive to change.
Let everyone know that I will retain the principles of autocracy as firmly and unbendingly as my unforgettable late father" (223).
The first was universally admired for unbendingly ethical conduct, and the second for becoming and remaining the greatest life insurance salesman in history.
This point deserves special attention, because the supervisor must be aware that quite reasonable principles may become a hindrance when they are used unbendingly.
Other than the oddly extended attention devoted to the harsh irascibility of Elliot's unbendingly greedy mother, the pic is pleasant enough on a moment-to-moment basis, but the separate sketches never coalesce into anything like a full group portrait.
When he presents his thief to his manager, he unbendingly and uncompassionately enforces the rule of law, even as his boss appears to take a sympathetic view of Wendy.
In Afghanistan the Taliban were unbendingly anti-imperialist.
writes: "Most western observers tend to look at the phenomenon of political Islam as if it were butterfly in a collection box, captured and skewered for eternity, or as a set of texts unbendingly prescribing a single path.
(161) The Court might not be unbendingly self-protective;
The eminent nineteenth-century Syrian legal scholar Ibn Abidin warned that any jurist who held unbendingly to the standard legal decisions of his school without regard to changing times and circumstances would necessarily obliterate fundamental rights and extensive benefits, bringing about harm far exceeding any good he might possibly achieve.
He comes across as unbendingly single-minded, never heedless of his crew's safety, but often pushing the limit of acceptable risk.
The sedate tune continues unbendingly as a roaming camera offers various glimpses of the escalating disorder: Schumacher hunts down Marceau for making passes at his wife, the Marquis becomes sidetracked once again and returns to the salon to present his new mechanical toy, whilst Andre stumbles into a discovery of St Aubin making advances on Christine.
Kate Mulgrew describes herself as a liberal Democrat but is, nonetheless, unbendingly pro-life.