See also: acharne
- (obsolete) Relentlessly opposed; irreconcilable.
1827, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Memoirs of Theobald Wolfe Tone, page 349:
- Aherne is acharné against him, and so is Sullivan: I am much cooler than either of them.
1862, Supplementary Despatches, Correspondence, And Memoranda of Field Marshal Arthur Ducke of Wellington, K.G.:
- He is acharné against Prussia, cannot bear her alliance with Austria, or tolerate the idea that Austria and Prussia should be able to defend the north of Germany.
1982, Marion Ward, Forth, page 52:
- What though now they are acharné, yet brothers and sisters must at last be reconciled, and they will give each other the preference to French, Spaniards, etc.
2012, E. S. Turner, Dear Old Blighty, →ISBN:
- There were no serious attempts to call it off and the warring powers remained acharné - to use a fashionable word of the day — until the end.