I was adamant that she was too young and took the newspaper to my parents for further authority.
The Guardian is adamant that neither Davies nor Hill has paid any police officer for any information.
Blankfein & Co. was adamant that there was no conflict at all.
She is adamant about the difference between online dating and her own bespoke matches.
Despite this constant pressure, the Justices—the older ones, at least—are adamant.
Iron and adamant are not stronger than these arguments; nor can any one attempt an answer without exposing his feebleness.
Virtue is an adamant that is sacred and secure from all their efforts.
But who would force the soul, tilts with a straw / Against a champion cased in adamant.
"Oh, do let's stay till it's all done," she urged, but Bruce and Elinor were adamant.
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).