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  • n. perseverance
  • v. Present participle of persevere.
  • adj. Tending to persevere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by perseverance; persistent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Persisting in any business or course begun; constant in the execution of a purpose or enterprise: as, a persevering student.

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

  • adj. quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness


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  • I have never ceased to admire the sheer guts of Michael and David in persevering with their vision.

    Ballardian » “Driven by Anger”: An Interview with Michael Butterworth (the Savoy interviews, part 1)

  • I can look back at our relationship and see that the more I was confident in persevering my dream, the more he was getting lost.

    Carole Bennett, MA: The Alcoholic/Addict's Art of Self Sabotage

  • For his efforts in persevering to reach the top of the shot putting world, Nelson is USATODAY. com's U.S. Olympic Athlete of the Week. - Athlete of the Week Nelson finds gold at last

  • Equally persevering is the dipper, with his knee-strengthening exercises; were we dippers, we think, having the freedom of those translucent green waterways, we would not stand on a hot stone, exercising for half the day.

    The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing

  • 'how eager and persevering is curiosity; here I have had three ladies dying to see the French family with me; asking ten thousand questions about their dress and their persons, their fashions, and many other matters equally important.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • The editor suggested that if a writer doesn't have a "voice," or a pleasing style, right out of the box, there's no point in persevering.

    Style in Fiction

  • Character can be defined as persevering in a worthy cause after the emotion that caused you to act has faded.

    Archive 2006-02-01

  • Constancy may also pertain to perseverance, so that one may be called persevering through not desisting on account of delays, and constant through not desisting on account of any other obstacles.

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Donner was described as persevering, resulting in becoming a wonderful young lady who they are proud to have as one of the Sharonsteel Scholars.

    Penn State Live

  • My darlin´wife just called me from Mexico City where she had been planning to paint the town without The Dawg to tell me that it has been raining absolute buckets in the city which has put something of a crimp in her plans but she is persevering which is what Dawg would expect of her and I know she´ll make the most of this seemingly unprecedented situation and I say unprecedented with some backing.

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