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obdurate

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A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
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obdurate (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

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obdurate

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  1. Stubbornly persistent, generally in wrongdoing; refusing to reform or repent.
    • 1818, Percy Bysshe Shelley,"The Revolt of Islam", canto 4, stanza 9, lines 1486-7,
      But custom maketh blind and obdurate
      The loftiest hearts.
  2. (obsolete) Physically hardened, toughened.

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