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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of perseverate.
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[Yeah, he has problems with short-term memory, recites stories from the past, and, Gawd! how he perseverates, meaning he asks the same goddmaned question over and over within a few minutes or sometimes spaces more minutes in between.]
"So are you saying that special needs children are solely the responsibility of mothers?" the feminist in me perseverates.
Rather than report on substantive issues; the 'mainstream' (read -- corporate) press either perseverates on such intellectual anesthesia as Michelle's 'fist bump,' Cindy's 'lifted' cookie recipes, or the empty slogans of the 'straight talk express,' and (my personal favorite) -- 'YES WE CAN.'
Another way to look at it is that someone who perseverates is acting on an obsession, while someone who perseveres is pursuing a passion
Msk perseverates (or focuses or repeats) quite a bit.
For this show, Chin perseverates on LSD; its psychological and spiritual impact, as well as its entertainment and allure.
I am delighted at the new phrase that perseverates throughout our house at 50 decibels and 30 minutes duration: - "I'm gonna be dah fattest guy in dah world ever."