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Refractoriness  n.  The quality or condition of being refractory.

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"Refractoriness" Quotes from Famous Books

... before. Great perplexity was occasioned by the refusal of the whole bench of bishops to perform the coronation service; but at length, to the displeasure of his brethren, Ogelthorp bishop of Carlisle suffered himself to be gained over, and the rite was duly celebrated. This refractoriness of the episcopal order was wisely overlooked for the present by the new government; but it proceeded no doubt from the principle, that, the marriage of Henry VIII. with Catherine of Arragon having been declared lawful and valid, the child of Anne Boleyn must be ...
— Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth • Lucy Aikin

... stages of refractoriness are sprawling about on this strip of floor; they make noises all the time. Half a dozen imbecile-looking old women crowd in through the low door, and stare and exchange observations. Three young men with nothing particular to do lounge ...
— Things as They Are - Mission Work in Southern India • Amy Wilson-Carmichael

Words linked to "Refractoriness" :   intractableness, intractability, refractory

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