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

  Stubborn \Stub"born\, a. [OE. stoburn, stiborn; probably fr. AS.
     styb a stub. See Stub.]
     Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding;
     persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion;
     not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; --
     said of persons and things; as, stubborn wills; stubborn ore;
     a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule. "Bow, stubborn knees."
     --Shak. "Stubborn attention and more than common
     application." --Locke. "Stubborn Stoics." --Swift.
     [1913 Webster]
           And I was young and full of ragerie [wantonness]
           Stubborn and strong, and jolly as a pie. --Chaucer.
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           These heretics be so stiff and stubborn. --Sir T. More.
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           Your stubborn usage of the pope.         --Shak.
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     Syn: Obstinate; inflexible; obdurate; headstrong; stiff;
          hardy; firm; refractory; intractable; rugged;
          contumacious; heady.
     Usage: Stubborn, Obstinate. Obstinate is used of either
            active or passive persistence in one's views or
            conduct, in spite of the wishes of others. Stubborn
            describes an extreme degree of passive obstinacy. --
            Stub"born*ly, adv. -- Stub"born*ness, n.
            [1913 Webster]

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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