One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘After a lengthy discussion, the tribunal defined the term as ‘a person obdurately marked by stubbornness or stolidity who tries to frustrate another’, and ruled that it was not offensive.’
- ‘‘I'm not hungry,’ snapped Thao, staring obdurately at her knees.’
- ‘In the meantime, liberal capitalist societies have obdurately refused to implode but instead churn out for their increasingly wealthy citizens an abundance of goods and opportunities.’
- ‘He has since campaigned obdurately against the Government's ‘elitism’ in health and education, in defiance of the facts.’
- ‘All I saw were a lot of disgruntled consumers and, through the windows of obdurately closed stores, a few shop workers taking the opportunity to re-stock the shelves.’
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