A Rome court recently closed down an Italo production of "Waiting for Godot" starring female twins, in observance of Beckett's famously obstinate
aversion to having women play Vladimir and Estragon.
Persistence with the idea probably had as much to do with attachment to a fixed idea or an obstinate
refusal by councillors to admit they were wrong as any merits of the proposal.
Pat Franklin, CRI's executive director, says, "The industry insists that curbside recycling and better public relations can get their message across and spur citizens to recycle more, but they remain obstinate
about acknowledging the only program proven to recycle 70 to 90 percent of the cans sold in any given market: the deposit system.
This is the author's second book on James II, 'that most difficult and obstinate
But it's misleading to take his obstinate
refusal to produce focused shows as a sign of either egomaniacal overreaching (although he does start off the present catalogue with a picture of himself at age sixteen touring Norway on a Vespa) or sheer laziness (although "Universal Experience" does reprise works from Bonami's past efforts at Manifesta and Venice).
In an attempt to appear less obstinate
, House Democrats have decided to quit announcing they refuse to negotiate Bush's plan to privatize Social Security.
Using new technology, a locking mechanism is created with a series of magnets enabling the unit to clamp on to the manhole cover without any special tools and making it possible to remove the most obstinate
cover with ease.
As they argue the ring does its best and soon Marcus and Honoria fall in love, but he remains obstinate
that love does exist in spite of his seemingly happy insane siblings and his desire to kiss his antiquities opponent Honoria every time he sees her.
I'm sure the boss doesn't intend to be obstinate
, but he is right at retirement age .
THE RAM: Stubborn, obstinate
, unmoving--those are closely-related words called synonyms.
Vocalist Kaia Wilson, whom you'll remember from her Team Dresch days a decade back, has emerged a damn good songmaster: "Another obstinate
asshole/Another free riding miserly/For her for her/God how I adore her" ("Tell the Others").
At the height of colonization in the 18th century, botanist Carolus Linnaeus identified four racial groups: americanus, "reddish, obstinate
, and regulated by custom"; asiaticus, "sallow, severe, and ruled by opinion"; africanus, "black, crafty, and governed by caprice"; and europaeus, "white, gentle, and governed by law.
John and his teammates were obstinate
in their refusal to leave their fallen comrade behind.
A major contributing factor to Pennsylvania's crisis is an "exceedingly powerful" and obstinate
personal injury attorney lobby, a spokesman from the Pennsylvania Medical Society said.
There had been talk of obstinate
German demands regarding the problem of Swiss-destined jets flying over southern German territory, but in the end, no real concessions were made on the part of the Swiss.