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v. un·bent (-bĕnt′), un·bend·ing, un·bends
1. To release from mental tension, strain, or formality; relax.
2. To release (a bow, for example) from flexure or tension.
3. Nautical To untie or loosen (a rope or sail).
4. To straighten (something crooked or bent): unbend a paper clip.
1. To become less tense; relax.
2. To become less strict.
3. To become straight.

un·bend′a·ble adj.
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Adj.1.unbendable - marked by firm determination or resolutionunbendable - marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; "firm convictions"; "a firm mouth"; "steadfast resolve"; "a man of unbendable perseverence"; "unwavering loyalty"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
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In the process, they make themselves miserable with unbendable rules."
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So promise to let go of any unbendable views of the world, and try to find common ground.
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So with an unbendable resolution to punish her sins and end her wrath, she picks up a piece of a shaft from her broken and angered self, and with a suicidal wrath, she plunges it into her chest, simultaneously ending both her life and her wrath.