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Sample sentences for the GRE study word refractory

refractory can be used as a adj
refractory can be used as a noun

1.This part of the Course was usually lightened by several single combats between Biddy and refractory students. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.not often hesitating, and never refractory to the chief. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.The sewer, for example, was refractory to every itinerary. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.She turned as if to appeal to the good sense of the others against a refractory child while Aunt Julia gazed in front of her, a vague smile of reminiscence playing on her face. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
5.Marilla said nothing to Matthew about the affair that evening but when Anne proved still refractory the next morning an explanation had to be made to account for her absence from the breakfast table. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
6.The means commonly employed, however, the imprisonment of all the refractory members, one would think, were forcible enough. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.He guessed, likewise, by induction, that Porthos was taking his revenge for the defeat of Chantilly, when the procurator's wife had proved so refractory with respect to her purse. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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