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stuh bern

  • a  tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
  • s  not responding to treatment
    a stubborn infection
    stubborn rust stains

  • From sleepy colonial outpost to prosperous high-tech enclave, Singapore owes its rise to the stern, stubborn lawyer who virtually invented the place.
  • The most stubborn fact of Lenin's life was that he had achieved the world's greatest political revolution.
  • Carroll O'Connor wrung humanity out of his stubborn, racist character, without excusing him, like a man sucking the last wisp of smoke out of a cheap cigar.
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  • Harry Reid in International Herald Tribune
    Reid said the report "is another reminder of how President Bush's stubborn refusal to change course in Iraq and Congressional Republicans' willingness to rubber-stamp his failed strategy - has real consequences at home for all Americans."
  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    In facing sudden crises or more stubborn challenges, the truth is we are all in this together _ as neighbors and fellow citizens,Obama said.
  • Peter Hoekstra in Forbes
    The NIE makes clear that we cannot continue the same stubborn strategy that has brought us to this point in Iraq,said Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. "It also makes clear that we cannot...

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