It happened because of massive and obdurate resistance to reasonable change.
Yet instead of scaling back their political ambitions in the face of an obdurate reality, they are escalating them.
In cases of obdurate induration, the udder should be anointed with iodine ointment.
Mrs Varden was obdurate, and being so was not to be overcome by mortal agency.
However, the words were penetrating the hitherto ignorant or obdurate heart, and preparing it to attend to further instruction.
"She told me she 'd not see anybody, sir," was the obdurate reply.
He was inclined to do anything desperate and foolish, if by so doing he could sting that cruel, obdurate heart.
Then she pleaded, finding him obdurate: "If you won't go for me, then go for your father."
The fiery Giuliano della Rovere remained implacable and obdurate.
The three young argonauts pleaded, but the old pioneer was obdurate.