Definitions

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  • adv. In a way that is stubbornly persistent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dogged manner; sullenly; with obstinate resolution.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a dogged manner; with the pertinacity of a dog; persistently; unyieldingly.
  • Badly; basely; shamefully.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with obstinate determination

Etymologies

dogged +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The example of Woodward and Bernstein doggedly pursuing the Watergate story when no one else would is the exception rather than the rule.

    Balkinization

  • "We will pursue any and all crime doggedly, that is a promise," he said.

    The Natchez Democrat

  • I shall be away for perhaps three months, and then, "doggedly," then I'm coming home to be married.

    New Faces

  • Rogoff said Hopfinger was "doggedly" pursuing an answer to Miller's employment question when he was shoved by a member of the security detail.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • She singled out Nova Scotia Opposition MLA Cecil Clarke, a fellow Tory, for "doggedly"

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Swinging Heaven says that the practice began in Britain in the 1970s, and that the term comes from the phenomenon of voyeurs "doggedly" following people having sex.

    NYT > Home Page

  • He will hang ye to the nearest tree; "and with these words he drew his sword doggedly, and set his back to the hedge.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • When you have the super detective himself, Sherlock Holmes, trying to get to the bottom of what his arch-nemesis, super villain Professor Moriartry is up to, the stage is set for a gripping narrative, as they try and outdo each other, and Watson tries doggedly to follow along.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • When you have the super detective himself, Sherlock Holmes, trying to get to the bottom of what his arch-nemesis, super villain Professor Moriarty is up to, the stage is set for a gripping narrative, as they try and outdo each other, and Watson tries doggedly to follow along.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • It's quintessential Baltimore: blue collar, unpretentious, doggedly local and sometimes a bit uneven.

    Alma Katsu: A Glut of Capital Area Book Festivals

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