Yet instead of scaling back their political ambitions in the face of an obdurate reality, they are escalating them.
It happened because of massive and obdurate resistance to reasonable change.
In cases of obdurate induration, the udder should be anointed with iodine ointment.
The three young argonauts pleaded, but the old pioneer was obdurate.
However, the words were penetrating the hitherto ignorant or obdurate heart, and preparing it to attend to further instruction.
He was as obdurate as Tennyson's sailor‑boy whom the mermaiden forewarned so fiercely!
He was inclined to do anything desperate and foolish, if by so doing he could sting that cruel, obdurate heart.
He spoke to Fletcher on the subject; but the leader of the expedition was obdurate.
The fiery Giuliano della Rovere remained implacable and obdurate.
She would not cry: she felt proud, obdurate, scornful, outraged.