I perhaps sound like an obdurate woman lacking the maternal instincts worthy of such a precious gift as a child but nothing could be further from the truth.
But I think it saddened him to see people obdurate , unwilling to let go of doctrinaire positions instead of facing issues on their merits.
There is no doubting their commitment, however, and they will continue to offer obdurate opposition for the rest of the challengers.
They are, after all, award-winning teachers, however obdurate a pupil the federal government is proving.
In favouring the obdurate option, United cramped Celtic for room and impressively limited their effectiveness.
Its best to get in reasonably early as it can be fiendishly difficult to get into, and the doorstaff can be unyielding and obdurate , despite your silver-tongued attempts to gain access.
Two minutes into second half the visitors' obdurate defence finally cracked, for the first time in 280 minutes.
Meanwhile, time alone probably will not have unevolved the obdurate and ancient instinct that all humans bear.
But for all his reputation as a pragmatist, there's a steely and obdurate side to him that comes to the surface every so often.
The husband looked up from poking the washing machine with his screwdriver to suggest I was being obdurate .