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Monday, August 09, 1999

Definitions for adamant

  1. Not capable of being swayed by pleas, appeals, or reason; not susceptible to persuasion; unyielding.

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Citations for adamant
In the cabin, the skipper and Truong Hong were arguing furiously, one convinced the boat had run aground, the other adamant that it was snared in nets. Tran Vu, The Dragon Hunt
I pretended that nothing had happened, so adamant in my denial that my memory gradually underwent a revision. Chu T'ien-wen, Notes of a Desolate Man
Origin of adamant
900
Adamant derives from Greek adamas, adamant-, "unconquerable; the hardest metal; diamond."
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