Both took hits for crying in public, which is perhaps why politicians like Pelosi are adamant that they don't do the same.
I was adamant that she was too young and took the newspaper to my parents for further authority.
Nowlin was adamant about keeping his big news a secret from the 15,000 other people in Stoughton, Wisc.
Blankfein & Co. was adamant that there was no conflict at all.
If a child thinks something was sort of unfair, the crazy parent is adamant that it was completely unfair.
Iron and adamant are not stronger than these arguments; nor can any one attempt an answer without exposing his feebleness.
Her face seemed to set like adamant as she turned her cheek to him.
But who would force the soul, tilts with a straw / Against a champion cased in adamant.
Virtue is an adamant that is sacred and secure from all their efforts.
Acts of Parliament are venerable; but if they correspond not with the writing on the 'adamant Tablet,' what are they?
late 14c., "hard, unbreakable," from adamant (n.). Figurative sense of "unshakeable" first recorded 1670s. Related: Adamantly; adamance.
mid-14c., from Old French adamant and directly from Latin adamantem (nominative adamas) "adamant, hardest iron, steel," also figuratively, of character, from Greek adamas (genitive adamantos) "unbreakable, inflexible" metaphoric of anything unalterable, also the name of a hypothetical hardest material, perhaps literally "invincible," from a- "not" + daman "to conquer, to tame" (see tame (adj.)), or else a word of foreign origin altered to conform to Greek.
Applied in antiquity to white sapphire, magnet (perhaps via confusion with Latin adamare "to love passionately"), steel, emery stone, and especially diamond (see diamond). The word was in Old English as aðamans "a very hard stone."
(Heb. shamir), Ezek. 3:9. The Greek word adamas means diamond. This stone is not referred to, but corundum or some kind of hard steel. It is an emblem of firmness in resisting adversaries of the truth (Zech. 7:12), and of hard-heartedness against the truth (Jer. 17:1).