An organized hierarchy, a definitive canon of the Holy Scriptures, a confession of faith and rule of faith, and unbending doctrinal discipline, these were the means employed.
The yielding force belongs to Yin and the unbending force belongs to Yang.
Is the class structure rigid and unbending?
Others, which may be called " earth-tiltings," show themselves by a slow bending and unbending of the surface, so that a post stuck in the ground, vertical to begin with, does not remain vertical, but inclines now to one side and now to another, the plane of the ground in which it stands shifting relatively to the horizon.
He refused to support Mr Gladstone's Home Rule Bill in 1885, and was one of those who chiefly contributed to its rejection, and whose reputation for unbending integrity and intellectual eminence gave solidity to the Liberal Unionist party.
And his unbending common-sense, and sobriety of criticism in matters which deeply interested the less academic Radicals who were enthusiasts for extreme courses, would have made the parliamentary situation difficult but for the exceptional popularity of the prime minister.
Throughout the whole of Acts Paul never stands forth as the unbending champion of the Gentiles.
Conspicuous among them was Paetus Thrasea, whose unbending virtue had long made him distasteful to Nero, and who was now suspected, possibly with reason, of sympathy with the conspirators.
While perhaps too cautious to be the ideal leader of a young and vigorous community, his grasp of detail, indefatigable industry, and unbending integrity won him the respect even of his political opponents.
It seems to me that they are so graceless and unbending.
If he is still unbending, go behind his back.
unbending determination and strength of Chinese women living under extremely challenging conditions.
unbending rules of etiquette and ceremony hide the sordid exchange between the geisha's ' mother ' and her ' sponsors ' .
unbending force belongs to Yang.
unbending intent to change.
Rome was successful in some minor negotiations with Savoy, Genoa, Tuscany and Naples; but Venice, under the leadership of Paolo Sarpi, proved unbending under ban and interdict: the state defiantly upheld its sovereign rights, kept most of the clergy at their posts, and expelled the recalcitrant Jesuits.
He defeated the strange bill which sought to exclude lawyers from parliament; and to the sweeping and ill-considered changes in the court of chancery proposed by Cromwell and the council he offered an unbending and honourable resistance, being dismissed in consequence, together with his colleague Widdrington, on the 6th of June 1655 from his commissionership of the Great Seal (see Lenthall, William).
We must confront the danger with open eyes, and unbending purpose.
A touching and sensitive book on the unbending determination and strength of Chinese women living under extremely challenging conditions.
The unbending rules of etiquette and ceremony hide the sordid exchange between the geisha 's ' mother ' and her ' sponsors '.
It will take courage, slog, truth, trust, love and an unbending intent to change.
With unbending dignity, however, he retained his antagonism; and shortly afterwards he was one of the thirteen cardinals who refused to attend the ceremony of the emperor's marriage with Marie Louise.
He is the typical exponent in Syriac of unbending Catholic orthodoxy.
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