[ UK /ˈɒbstɪnˌe‍ɪtli/ ]
  1. in a stubborn unregenerate manner
    she remained stubbornly in the same position
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How To Use obstinately In A Sentence

  • While the suspect had been cockily polite and “helpful” all the way through, they reported back, he had obstinately refused to change his story about leaving Jesica at Stillorgan shopping centre and going straight home. The Priest
  • Even within the limits of the same genus, we meet with this same difference; for instance, the many species of Nicotiana have been more largely crossed than the species of almost any other genus; but Gärtner found that N. acuminata, which is not a particularly distinct species, obstinately failed to fertilise, or to be fertilised by no less than eight other species of Nicotiana. IX. Hybridism. Laws Governing the Sterility of First Crosses and of Hybrids
  • He is a man who obstinately refuses to believe the most solidly-established facts in favor of religion, and yet, with blind credulity, greedily swallows the most absurd falsehoods uttered _against religion_. Public School Education
  • Under your watch, the Bush aficionada obstinately challenged the patriotism of the voices of America's watchmen. "An Open Letter To Mr. Bush"
  • He obstinately refused to consider the future.
  • It seemed as though some resolution were ripening within him, which he was himself ashamed of, but which he was gradually getting used to; one single thought kept obstinately and undeviatingly moving up closer and closer, one single image stood out more and more distinctly, and under the burning weight of heavy drunkenness the angry irritation was replaced by a feeling of ferocity in his heart, and a vindictive smile appeared on his lips. A Sportsman's Sketches
  • In the North, the majority of servants are either freedmen or the children of freedmen; these persons occupy a contested position in the public estimation; by the laws they are brought up to the level of their masters-by the manners of the country they are obstinately detruded from it. Democracy in America, volume 2
  • David as a van-boy from some calico-printing works in the neighbourhood, prayed aloud, breaking down into sobs in the middle; and David, at first obstinately silent, found himself joining before the end in the groans and 'Amens,' by force of a contagious excitement he half despised but could not withstand. The History of David Grieve
  • On these accounts it is that I find it impossible to banish the thought of death when I am walking alone in the endless days of summer; and any particular death, if not more affecting, at least haunts my mind more obstinately and besiegingly in that season. Confessions of an English Opium-Eater
  • Gartner found that N. acuminata, which is not a particularly distinct species, obstinately failed to fertilise, or to be fertilised by, no less than eight other species of Nicotiana. On the origin of species
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