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Example Sentences for "stubborn"


My boss is so stubbornHe knew he was wrong, but he was simply too stubborn to admit it.

My boss is so stubborn. Once he gets an idea in his head, there's just no changing his mind.

The policeman stubbornly refused to reduce my speeding ticket to a warning.

He and his wife are always arguing because they're both too stubborn to give in.

Her boss is so stubborn that he won't even consider letting her take one little day off to go to the beach with her new boyfriend.

Stubbornness can sometimes be a quality if it means that you are very determined, but if it is too strong, it can also mean you don't change your mind even when you should.

Her decisiveness and determination are sometimes seen as stubbornness.

No one likes to work with Jim because he has a real reputation for stubbornness.

There is some stubborn spyware on my computer that I just can't seem to get rid of.

The Sikh religion believes that one who stubbornly follows his own mind will suffer in the world hereafter.

Her husband is taking an exercise class in an attempt to get rid of some stubborn fat around his waist.

I just can't get this stubborn stain out of my blouse.

Her teenage daughter is stubbornly insisting that it's perfectly safe for her to walk home from her friend's place late at night.

According to my book on palm reading, fingers which are short and blunt in appearance indicate a stubborn character.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was known as the Iron Lady because she was so stubborn and strong-willed.

A German proverb suggests that stubbornness is the energy of fools.

Simone de Beauvoir once stated that in the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.

Josh Billings once suggested that some folks as they grow older grow wise, but most folks simply grow more stubborn.

John Adams once noted that facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Find someone who has a stubborn character.

Discussion question: What is the difference between stubbornness and determination?

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