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ob·sti·nate

(ob'sti-năt),
1. Firmly adhering to one's own purpose or opinion, even when wrong; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty. Synonym(s): intractable (2) , refractory (2)
2. Synonym(s): refractory (1)
[L. obstinatus, determined]

obstinate

(ŏb′stə-nĭt)
adj.
Difficult to alleviate or cure.

ob′sti·nate·ness n.

ob·sti·nate

(ob'sti-năt)
1. Firmly adhering to one's own purpose or opinion, even when proven wrong; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
Synonym(s): intractable (2) , refractory (2) .
2. Synonym(s): refractory (1) .
[L. obstinatus, determined]
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Indeed, the hallmark of courage in this age of conformity is the ability to stand by one's convictions; not obstinately or defiantly but simply because these are one's beliefs.
Instead of drifting gracefully down to 2.60 marks or so - where Europhile industrialists reckon we could join the new currency painlessly - it has defied three interest rate cuts and settled obstinately around 2.83 marks.
The ceremony will declare his objectors to the appointment - of which there have been many since he was named by the Prime Minister in July - as ``contumacious'', obstinately rebellious.
SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE: MDHC managing director Peter Jones and finance director Alastair Findlay look cheerful after the annual results - but the share price has stayed obstinately low
The Church's teaching is clear: same-sex "marriage" is unacceptable; Catholics may neither promote it nor vote for it, on pain of being cut off from the sacraments when they (obstinately) continue to publicly support it.
In fact, in reality it is far from good news - and the reason why is at the crux of how the NHS remains obstinately unfixed year after year.
Obstinately buoyant earnings have been the main reason for the committee's worry that it may not yet have driven recession out of the economy.
Until now, these bishops say, the only persons who are refused communion according to Church law are those who are excommunicated, or interdicted, or obstinately persist in manifestly grave sin (Canon 915).
Lady was also a celebrity in the local high street, obstinately standing rooted to the spot outside the butchers shop waiting for her regular reward of mints.
This week's fall in inflation was precisely that logged in the Bank's "river of blood" chart - which shows inflation dipping to the target or a hair's breadth below it this autumn and then hovering obstinately close to three per cent for most of next yea r.
"The Church refuses Holy Communion to a notorious sinner who is under a public penalty of excommunication or interdict, or who publicly displays the lack of proper moral disposition by obstinately persisting in manifest grave sin.
In parts of the country devastated by the closure of coal mines, the proportion of long-term unemployed has remained obstinately high, despite all the back-to-work schemes.