be stubborn

See: persevere
References in classic literature ?
It is undoubtedly better to deceive him entirely, and since he will be stubborn he must be tricked.
So that is why I am going to be stubborn and predict a win.
Evan will be the first to admit he can be stubborn," says Mandy Carter, a North Carolina activist and a cofounder of Southerners on New Ground, a multiracial, multi-issue gay advocacy group.
Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid has always been known to be stubborn.
In any Arab capital, (not just Baghdad), would security officers allow me the right to be stubborn and tenacious in insisting on my rights?