from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.
- n. Christianity The Calvinistic doctrine that those who have been chosen by God will continue in a state of grace to the end and will finally be saved.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.
- n. Persistent determination to adhere to a plan of direction; insistence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.
- n. Discrimination.
- n. Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or habit of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business or enterprise begun; steady persistency in any state or course of action: applied alike to good and evil.
- n. In theology, continuance in a state of grace, leading finally to a state of glory: sometimes called final perseverance. See perseverance of the saints, below.
- n. See perceiverance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. persistent determination
- n. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Bolick says their perseverance is also due to the polarizing effects of the immigration debate.
And, because it requires dedicated focus and long-term perseverance, it is seen as a way of righting wrongs and gaining the physical strength and moral fortitude to combat evil.
Working through college taught me valuable lessons in perseverance and time management.
To juggle 100 students, parents, administrative paperwork, and the never-ending barrage of standardized tests takes twice as many hours as I am paid for, and perseverance is only one of many skills needed to do the job well.
Considering that their success has been tempered over the years by legal troubles, label disputes and internal dramas, it's not surprising that perseverance is a recurring theme.
I also firmly believe that perseverance is one of the keys to publication.
I actually like Obama's message of change, but nobody can deny that Hillary's strength and perseverance is truly brining to light the core American values that we all hold dear.
Her dedication, loyalty and perseverance is an inspiration for all of us, and we WILL need it, post Bush.
Her perseverance is selfish and IT is the reason for the split in the democratic party.
I am also proud of a people who define the word perseverance, I am proud to be African American everyday, but today the swelling of pride is indescribable.