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ob duh ruht

  • s  stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
  • s  showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
    the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart

  • The employees have been agitating for a raise for the past six months but the management is obdurate that no salary revision is possible at the moment.
  • The Security Council spokesperson declared that the erring country was being unreasonable and obdurate and the sanctions will continue.
  • The minister remained obdurate that he had not done anything wrong by entering the lion's cage with his gun toting bodyguard.
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  • Chelsea win again, but Villa left seething
    Chelsea overcame obdurate opposition from Aston Villa to secure a hard-fought 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday that maintained their early momentum in the fledgling Premier League season.
    Aug. 21, 2013 - Fox News

  • Razali Ismail in NEWS.com.au
    I'm calling on African leaders to persuade Mr Mugabe to step down and say to him that he does still have the chance of redeeming, of salvaging some of his legacy and could be provided with a soft landing. If he continues and remains as obdurate as... Desmond Tutu http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desmond_Tutu&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGSXuC9qOr1ourN-4rSwuYVoxNwRQ Independent Online http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.iol.co.za/index.php%3Fset_id%3D1%26click_id%3D6%26art_id%3Dvn20080425074551569C301081&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFUIQPtHqBCZuzsPuI1M2RZuPSthA Apr 24, 2008 68829 91881 obdurate The longer the regime is obdurate, and the more people hear about problems from within, and if ASEAN cannot make an impact or influence, then one way or another it leads to the Security Council," Mr Razali told Reuters in a telephone interview.
  • John McCain in DemocracyArsenal.org (blog)
    McCain said that "only an obdurate refusal to face unpleasant facts could allow one to believe we have rushed into war."

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