Though the Obama administration has dethroned them, noecons continue to argue their views as adamantly as ever.
Paul adamantly insisted that the message he preached did not derive from the apostles before him.
But her story, which she stuck to adamantly, was a series of elaborate lies.
The kettle was adamantly calling the pot black as Netanyahu accused Iran of doing all sorts of shady things with nuclear power.
Vidal adamantly believed “gay” referred to a sexual act, not a sexual identity.
Kelley adamantly refuses to characterize her feelings toward Broadwell, an academic and former Army officer.
But he adamantly refused to apologize, and chorus of Marines who surrounded him bristled at the suggestion.
adamantly, Browne has refused to discuss his responsibility for the Gulf crisis.
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).