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- adamaunt (obsolete)
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- Firm; unshakeable; unyielding; determined.
2002, Charles Moncrief, Wildcatters: The True Story of how Conspiracy, Greed and the IRS ..., page 195:
- Broiles and Kirkley were adamant about getting out of the lawsuit, but Mike and Dee were equally adamant about not wanting to sign a letter of apology
2006, Cara E. C. Vermaak, Confessions of the Dyslexic Virgin, page 275:
- Johan is determined to play the field and adamant about never committing.
2010, Deeanne Gist, Maid to Match, page 94:
- What good would such foolishness do a mountain man? But Pa had been adamant. Just as he'd been adamant about their reading, writing, numbers, geography, and languages. Just as he'd been adamant about using proper grammar
- (of an object) Similar to the adamant; very difficult to break, pierce, or cut.
- See also Wikisaurus:obstinate
determined; unshakeable; unyielding
- adamant at OneLook Dictionary Search
adamant (plural adamants)
- An imaginary rock or mineral of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness.
1582, Robert Parsons, chapter 8, in The first booke of the Christian exercise, appertayning to resolution, G. Flinton:
- This then is and alwayes hath ben the fashion of Worldlinges, & reprobate persons, to harden their hartes as an adamant stone, against anye thinge that shalbe tolde the for amendement of their lives, and for the savinge of their soules.
- An embodiment of impregnable hardness.
1956, Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, page 34:
- Unprotected matter, however adamant, would have been ground to dust ages ago.
- A magnet; a lodestone.
rock or mineral
embodiment of hardness
- adamance (noun)
- adamantane (adjective)
- adamantean (adjective)
- adamantine (adjective)
- adamantly (adverb)
adamant m (plural adamantow)
- Alternative form of
Declension of adamant
Forms with the definite article
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