from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being dogged; stubbornness; firm or sullen determination or obstinacy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare Sullenness; moroseness.
- noun Sullen or obstinate determination; grim resolution or persistence.
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- noun The state of being
dogged; persistence; perseverance; tenacity; stubbornness.
- noun obsolete
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- noun persistent determination
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And America is about nothing, if not about a certain doggedness against long odds.
In the rest of my life, this kind of doggedness often annoys people who want me to let go of some issue.
He answers quietly, but with the noble doggedness which is the reason why we write this chapter in his life.
With his head pressed down on the bare polished wood of his desk, he hurled himself mentally at an earth of adamant and a heaven of brass, hurled himself ferociously, repeatedly, with a kind of doggedness, as though he would either break them down or dash his own soul to pieces.
"As for mademoiselle's having had the opportunity and yet not having done so," Blaise went on, with a kind of doggedness, "the spy was not to plan the ambush until the governor should arrive at Clochonne."
He was, indeed, deeply and warmly affectionate, but troublesome through outbreaks of will and temper, showing all the ordinary instinct of trying how far the authorities for the time being will endure resistance; sufficiently indolent of mind to use his excellent abilities to save exertion of intellect; passionate to kicking and screaming pitch, and at times showing the doggedness which is such a trial of patience to the parent.
There was the temper of the Norfolk fox-hunter in the "doggedness" which Marlborough noted as his characteristic, in the burly self-confidence which declared
Perez point to search as the one market where the company's "doggedness" has failed to pay off.
Rebecca NicholsonFor most of the near decade that British troops have been fighting in Afghanistan, the focus of their war has been Helmand, a region famous even among Afghans for the hostility of its terrain and the doggedness of its people.
You admire her integrity and doggedness and you hope she gets the personal part right.