Example sentences for: intransigent

How can you use “intransigent” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He won the eternal enmity of British lefties, but he was right: The unions were lazy and intransigent.

  • La Repubblica of Rome described Germany's call on Sunday for an immediate pan-European initiative against the Algerian terrorists as a conscious decision to override the feelings of its great ally, France, out of "fear of seeing the triumph only a few hours' flight from Frankfurt, Paris and Milan of intransigent and violent Islamic fundamentalists on a par with those of Afghanistan or of Iran before [President Mohammed] Khatami."

  • I have few data to support me, and my stamina are not up to long, tedious research, but I have a hunch that media —the main agendum on many a pedant's plate these days—is well on its way to becoming a standard singular noun, except perhaps among hidebound literati and intransigent intelligentsia on various university campi, in style books, and in other blessed receptacles of holy semantic writ.

  • The conventional understanding at the time was that it was Morris' liberal enemies--George Stephanopoulos, Harold Ickes, and Leon Panetta--who were arguing in favor of fiercely resisting Republican cuts in social spending, while Morris was telling Clinton to distance himself from the intransigent congressional Democrats.

  • The Sunday papers placed the blame for the deadlock on Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic's intransigent refusal to countenance a NATO-led force as peacekeepers, despite the fact that Kosovo Albanians were holding out for a referendum on independence once the three year interim period covered by the proposed settlement expired.


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