Facts are stubborn things
"Facts are stubborn things ; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."—John Adams, while defending soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre

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  • stub´born|ness — stub|born «STUHB uhrn», adjective. 1. fixed in purpose or opinion; not giving in to argument or requests; unyielding: »The stubborn boy refused to listen to reasons for not going out in the rain. SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stub´born|ly — stub|born «STUHB uhrn», adjective. 1. fixed in purpose or opinion; not giving in to argument or requests; unyielding: »The stubborn boy refused to listen to reasons for not going out in the rain. SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stub|born — «STUHB uhrn», adjective. 1. fixed in purpose or opinion; not giving in to argument or requests; unyielding: »The stubborn boy refused to listen to reasons for not going out in the rain. SYNONYM(S): dogged, resolute. See syn. under obstinate. (Cf …   Useful english dictionary

  • evidence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Means of proving Nouns 1. evidence, facts, premises, data, grounds, demonstration, confirmation, corroboration, support, ratification, authentication, acknowledgment, proof; state s, king s, queen s,… …   English dictionary for students

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