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  • adv. In a persevering manner; with perseverence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a persevering manner; with perseverance or continued pursuit of what is undertaken.

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

  • adv. with perseverance

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Examples

  • In her studies Lisa worked well, that is to say perseveringly; she was not gifted with specially brilliant abilities, or great intellect; she could not succeed in anything without labour.

    Chapter XXXV

  • The blundering centuries have perseveringly pottered and groped through the dark; but it remained for Kipling's century to roll in the sun, to formulate, in other words, the reign of law.

    These Bones shall Rise Again - Essay by Jack London

  • From the words of the Prophet Ezekiel it is clear that the Lord wishes all His people to proceed patiently and perseveringly towards the goal of full unity.

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  • These manuscripts were perseveringly obtruded upon various publishers for the space of a year and a half; usually, their fate was an ignominious and abrupt dismissal.

    Nava Atlas: Based Upon the Book: An Interview with Charlotte Brontë

  • Let not your present embarrassments deter you in the least from your duties, Dearest, but patiently and perseveringly endure all for the cause of your Dear Savior, and it will not be long before your meekness, and humble reliance upon Providence, your reverence for his word and your trust and hope therein, exemplified and enforced by your actions, will awe them into silence and ultimately perhaps bring them to "consider."

    Letter from Young John Allen to Mollie Houston,Febrary 14, 1857

  • Exemplary Mother of the great Augustine, you perseveringly pursued your wayward son not with wild threats but with prayerful cries to heaven.

    Feast of St. Monica

  • Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and perseveringly my thinking engages itself with them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.

    Carry-Over Thread

  • Hansen taught Ibsen Latin and theology, gently, perseveringly, without any striking results; that the pupil afterwards boasted of having successfully perused Phaedrus in the original is in itself significant.

    Henrik Ibsen

  • A team of researchers from the UAB has found experimental evidence in rats showing a link between addiction to morphine and the tendency to explore perseveringly.

    February 21st, 2006

  • The gas – lamps were lighted; Mrs. Bedwin was waiting anxiously at the open door; the servant had run up the street twenty times to see if there were any traces of Oliver; and still the two old gentlemen sat, perseveringly, in the dark parlour, with the watch between them.

    Oliver Twist

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