adamant

Part of speech: adjective

Adamantine.

Part of speech: noun

A very hard mineral; formerly, the diamond.

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Usage examples "adamant":

  1. Having now wended his weary and unavailing way into all the places listed, John made his final report to Colette who remained adamant in her resolve. - "Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley", Belle K. Maniates.
  2. I was adamant, however, even when he agreed to compromise by leaving out the child. - "Down the Columbia", Lewis R. Freeman.
  3. A little dust of snow, fine and dry as flour, whirled about her, and the trail was hard as adamant beneath her pony's feet. - "Delilah of the Snows", Harold Bindloss.