brassbound :

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  • s  inflexibly entrenched and unchangeable
    brassbound traditions
    brassbound party loyalists
  • s  having trim or fittings of brass
    a brassbound campaign chest
    the heavy brassbound door

  • Facing the wigged high judges of Britain had failed to dent her brassbound confidence, but facing this crowd was something else.
  • For most of that time it has had a Lutheran state church with the kind of brassbound temporal authority that Protestants are often pointing fingers at the Roman Catholics for.
  • The president of France's National Assembly sits high above the 627 deputies in a huge, brassbound armchair, and acts like the umpire at a political tennis match.

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