refusing to relent

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Ireland atoned for last year's 32-15 defeat to Australia in combative style, refusing to relent at the death and Heaslip believes they can carry that confidence with them as they have one eye on the World Cup next year.
Bhatti, an outspoken critic of Pakistan's blasphemy laws was gunned down by Tehrik-i-Taliban for refusing to relent on his fight for the religious freedom of minorities in Pakistan.
Tsonga's misery was exacerbated further in the fourth set, with his 23-year-old opponent refusing to relent in his efforts to kill off the tie.
Despite the Opposition refusing to relent, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni also said they had no plans to adjourn the session of parliament sine die, and it was still scheduled to end on September 7.
Apparently inspired by the recent turmoil in Tunisia, the determined protesters have stood their ground against heavily-armed police and are refusing to relent until there is a change in government.
For now, both sides involved in the battle over Vastanvi are refusing to relent.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the country had gone back years and with the monsoon rains refusing to relent, it faces a battle to recover.
With the torrential rain refusing to relent and darkness descending on the track due to the late start time, organisers eventually decided not to restart the race, awarding half-points to the top eight finishers.
Ice-hockey Canada, though, are refusing to relent and sanction his move.
It was then hoped to play the final series of 12 singles matches over nine holes but with the weather refusing to relent tournament director Gordon Dewar had no option but to abandon the event.
The kick up the backside for the former Sampdoria man has certainly had a huge effect and Megson is refusing to relent to ensure that he keeps his frontman on his toes, until he changes his living arrangements.