unyieldingness


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unyieldingness

(ʌnˈjiːldɪŋnəs)
n
the quality or state of being unyielding
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Noun1.unyieldingness - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexibleunyieldingness - resoluteness by virtue of being unyielding and inflexible
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
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Their fears had vanished, but the sand, receiving now their undivided attention, multiplied its unyieldingness. Billy dozed off first, and roosters were crowing somewhere in the distance when Saxon's eyes closed.
For Aspazija, Salome is the symbol of inner strength, unyieldingness and victory, and thus the mentioning of Strauss' opera shows both the themes of her own plays and forms of manifesting a literary heroine's inner freedom as a road of searching for one's own personal happiness.
The crowning of the team in Rio, 32 years after the historic Olympic victory in Los Angeles in 1984, is a vivid portrait of fighting spirit of the Chinese women's volleyball team: to march on with unyieldingness, teamwork and selflessness.
Ontologically, to the Confucian, yen-righteousness (jen yi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) is the essence and substance of the world at the level of humanity, while at the level of the dynamics of Heaven and Earth (i.e., the universe), change (yi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) is the substance: changing luck/fortune and unchanging jen-righteousness (with the doctrine or tao of Heaven entailing yin and yang, the doctrine of Earth eliciting unyieldingness and softness, and the doctrine of men evoking jen and righteousness, Hsi Tsu).
You see Lay and Skilling handcuffed and dressed in prison uniform after they have been convicted of fraud, and that is the one thing that fills you, that is the one thing that awes you, the stern benignity of the law, the Olympian unyieldingness of justice.