Koop, a man of the far right, was standing tall and unbending.
Now those positions are coming back to haunt him as Republican activists demand a candidate of unbending right-wing convictions.
Washington, unbending in his role as the noblest republican of them all, administered a severe blow to imperial pride.
Ayalon himself told me in in October 2010 that zero-enrichment is an unbending Israeli red line.
Yet in this unbending, there appeared even more decisively than hitherto the fine qualities in bearing of one delicately nurtured.
The former should be strict, authoritative, unbending; the latter should be mild and gentle.
Then, unbending, throwing work to the winds, he became the most delightful of companions.
He had been brought up in the most unbending school of Toryism.
He soon put me at ease, by unbending in a free and affable conversation.
Guizot was there early, pale and troubled, but stern and unbending.