- stubborn as a mule,
- stubbs, william,
Origin of stubborn
Examples from the Web for stubbornly
In the past, Santos has been stubbornly opposed to a bilateral ceasefire, but his position on the issue may be shifting.Did The U.S.-Cuba Deal Help Drive A Rebel Ceasefire in Colombia?|Richard McColl|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why have educational outcomes so stubbornly flat-lined in the face of this wealth of educational resources?
Who talks about sports “curses” as much as the fans who stubbornly remain fans in the face of such curses?Cleveland Comes Crawling Back to LeBron: The Masochism of Rust Belt Chic|Arthur Chu|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is like a grandfather to us, the kind who seems like he should have died a while ago and yet stubbornly clings to life.
Or, as internet indie darlings MGMT put it in their stubbornly unhip new single, "Your Life Is A Lie."Dave Eggers, Arcade Fire and Other Hipsters Shun the Internet|James Poulos|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The struggle between the old views and the new was long and stubbornly fought out in physical philosophy.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
Its no use talking to me like that, returned William stubbornly.The Wayfarers|Mary Stewart Cutting
She had stubbornly resisted every suggestion to see her husband or allow him to see the child.The Foolish Virgin|Thomas Dixon
But to stubbornly, and quite myopically, consider TV only from the perspective and expectations of literacy is presumptuous.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
If you told her she must do a thing, she stubbornly refused.The Cricket|Marjorie Cooke
Word Origin for stubborn
late 14c., of uncertain origin. Earliest form is stiborn. OED, Liberman doubt any connection with stub (n.). Related: Stubbornly; stubbornness.