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"They are not changing their mind," Ryan said, referring to Iranian leaders' recalcitrance to curb their program.
Thus the Iranian recalcitrance, and the ensuing cycle of both sides demanding major concessions before offering any reciprocity.
She spelled “recalcitrance,” then “pernicious,” and after a halfhearted debate it was obvious that none of the three had a clue.
The memorandum testifies to the strength of Bruce's hold on the country, and to the recalcitrance of Edward's barons.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
The day of the Upcott visit came, and, in spite of all recalcitrance, Roger was made to mount the motor beside his wife.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
His recalcitrance—she said—was a symptom of his whole attitude; he was taking it lying down.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.|John Galsworthy
I have no doubt that this recalcitrance to the crime-novel is a culpa, if not a culpa maxima.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
I think Oswald justified it by means of his recalcitrance, kind of a reverse self-esteem.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy