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 for obstinately
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Obstinate \Ob"sti*nate\, a. [L. obstinatus, p. p. of obstinare
     to set about a thing with firmness, to persist in; ob (see
     Ob-) + a word from the root of stare to stand. See Stand,
     and cf. Destine.]
     1. Pertinaciously adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course;
        persistent; not yielding to reason, arguments, or other
        means; stubborn; pertinacious; -- usually implying
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              I have known great cures done by obstinate
              resolution of drinking no wine.       --Sir W.
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              No ass so meek, no ass so obstinate.  --Pope.
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              Of sense and outward things.          --Wordsworth.
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     2. Not yielding; not easily subdued or removed; as, obstinate
        fever; obstinate obstructions.
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     Syn: Stubborn; inflexible; immovable; firm; pertinacious;
          persistent; headstrong; opinionated; unyielding;
          refractory; contumacious. See Stubborn.
          [1913 Webster] -- Ob"sti*nate*ly, adv. --
          Ob"sti*nate*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: in a stubborn unregenerate manner; "she remained
             stubbornly in the same position" [syn: stubbornly,
             pig-headedly, obdurately, mulishly, obstinately,

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