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    1. The means commonly employed, however, the imprisonment of all the refractory members, one would think, were forcible enough

    2. They have been refractory since General Shafter refused them the consummate gratification of their dreams, the slaughter of the Spaniards and seizure of everything Spanish

    3. NATO is unsuited for rogue nations lest it (too) devolves into a meaningless and (utterly) ineffective organization similar to the United Nations, for example, that has transformed itself over the years into an assembly characterized by corruption and (political) intrigue, parochialism, (national) self-interest, political posturing, factionalism and unstable alliances with openly hostile, refractory nations opposed to Freedom

    4. the end? No, but it does mean that the body needs a refractory period

    5. The refractory period in sexual intercourse is the recovery phase after

    6. During the refractory period, another hormone called

    7. Therefore, the refractory period is a period where it is difficult to

    8. spoken, the tyrant was not only exasperated against them as being refractory, but enraged with them as being ungrateful

    9. 10 When they had so spoken the tyrant was not only exasperated against them as being refractory but enraged with them as being ungrateful

    10. Once your belief is an instinct, it will act without reflection and in that refractory lag, when there is no access to the judgement centers, you will be a slave to its automatic response

    11. symptoms are refractory to medical therapy should undergo further testing

    12. During the bustle Jo had scarcely spoken but flown about, looking pale and wild, with her things half off, her dress torn, and her hands cut and bruised by ice and rails and refractory buckles

    13. So busy was she with her card full of refractory figures that she did not observe a newcomer, who entered without stopping the vehicle, till a masculine voice said, "Good morning, Miss March," and, looking up, she beheld one of Laurie's most elegant college friends

    14. So Meg wrestled alone with the refractory sweetmeats all that hot summer day, and at five o'clock sat down in her topsy-turvey kitchen, wrung her bedaubed hands, lifted up her voice and wept

    15. This part of the Course was usually lightened by several single combats between Biddy and refractory students

    16. And lately, as Regan entered her own refractory age, Mom had said that what seemed to be your problems were sometimes a function of not paying better attention to other people’s

    17. de Port-de-Guy, bald, and rather aged than old, was wont to relate that in 1793, at the age of sixteen, he had been put in the galleys as refractory and chained with an octogenarian, the Bishop of Mirepoix, also refractory, but as a priest, while he was so in the capacity of a soldier

    18. The sewer, for example, was refractory to every itinerary

    19. God, always within man, and refractory, He, the true conscience, to the false; a prohibition to the spark to die out; an order to the ray to remember the sun; an injunction to the soul to recognize the veritable absolute when confronted with the fictitious absolute, humanity which cannot be lost; the human heart indestructible; that splendid phenomenon, the finest, perhaps, of all our interior marvels, did Javert understand this? Did Javert penetrate it? Did Javert account for it to himself? Evidently he did not

    20. How many times had that conscience, mad for the good, clasped and overthrown him! How many times had the truth set her knee inexorably upon his breast! How many times, hurled to earth by the light, had he begged for mercy! How many times had that implacable spark, lighted within him, and upon him by the Bishop, dazzled him by force when he had wished to be blind! How many times had he risen to his feet in the combat, held fast to the rock, leaning against sophism, dragged in the dust, now getting the upper hand of his conscience, again overthrown by it! How many times, after an equivoque, after the specious and treacherous reasoning of egotism, had he heard his irritated conscience cry in his ear: "A trip! you wretch!" How many times had his refractory thoughts rattled convulsively in his throat, under the evidence of duty! Resistance to God

    21. shall not onely serve for warrant but likewise for such expresse signification of our will and pleasure, that whosoever officer, souldyer, or inhabitant shall not readily obey, but shew himselfe crosse or refractory thereunto, shall incurre our highest indignation and such punishment and penalty as shalbe due unto offendors of soe high a nature

    22. And for so doeing these our letres shall not onely serve for warrant but likewise for such expresse signification of our will and pleasure, that whosoever officer, souldyer, or inhabitant shall not readily obey, but shew himselfe crosse or refractory therunto, shall incurre our highest indignation and such punishment and penalty as shalbe due unto offenders of soe high a nature

    23. Hullo! there, boy, why is not Pugatchéf's gossip brought up? Is she refractory? Tell her she has nothing to fear, that the gentleman who wants her is very good, that he will not offend her in any way, and at the same time shove her along by the shoulder

    24. Various notices, more or less complete, chiefly copied from English newspapers, are now going the round of the public prints in this country, stating that "a new kind of fire" has been discovered in England, or, at least, new and heretofore unparalleled means of exciting heat, by which the gems, and all the most refractory substances in nature, are immediately melted, and even in various instances dissipated in vapour, or decomposed into their elements

    25. Hare's blowpipe, in which I melted lime and magnesia, and a long list of the most refractory minerals, gems, and others, the greater part of which had never been melted before, and I supposed that I had decomposed lime, barytes, strontites, and magnesia, evolving their metallic basis, which burnt in the air as fast as produced

    26. Hare's splendid experiments, and many others performed with his blowpipe, fed by oxygen and hydrogen gases, have been for years past annually exhibited, in my public courses of chemistry in Yale College, and that the fusion and volatilization of platina, and the combustion of that metal, and of gold and silver, and of many other metals; that the fusion of the earths, of rock crystal, of gun flint, of the corundum gems, and many other, very refractory substances; and the production of light beyond the brightness of the sun, have been familiar experiments in my laboratory

    27. To this I reply, that the doctrine of heat is not yet so thoroughly understood, as to acquaint us with all its habitudes with natural bodies, but we infer from analogy, that the more refractory a body is in the fire, the greater in a due ratio is the absolute quantity of heat required to reduce it to, and retain it in, the state of gas, and the greater, in a corresponding degree, will be the dilatation of its particles and decrease of its specific gravity

    28. Hence, if water reduced to vapour by heat, be capable of assuming an altitude of two miles, it follows that more refractory substances reduced to a similar state, will suffer expansion and fugacity in a due proportion to the quantity of caloric they employ, and will assume a corresponding elevation, as already inferred under my first head

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    Synonyms for "refractory"

    furnace lining refractory fractious recalcitrant stubborn contradictory contumacious headstrong intractable balky contrary self-willed

    "refractory" definitions

    lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace

    not responding to treatment

    temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to a process or stimulus

    stubbornly resistant to authority or control