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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of persist.


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  • It seems what has persisted is not the material substance but rather the form or "software".

    A Conundrum

  • When the pain persisted Friday, Bosh sat down to avoid further injury.

  • The name persisted in human memory in our part of the world albeit with a slight modification while in the west it was confined only to cuneiform tablets.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I again persisted in asking just what hour I might expect to be honored with the tickets, I was sneeringly told, a media dia, at noon.

    It's about (Mexican) time!

  • This characteristic has persisted from the beginning of my life.

    Ahmed Zewail - Autobiography

  • The name persisted through the rule of the National Party.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The name persisted, however, and it was formally adopted by general acclamation at a celebration held on the fourth of July, 1825, when some three hundred persons sat down to a dinner at Rumsey's coffee-house.

    The University of Michigan

  • For how else, in all reason, has the name persisted?

    Friendship Village

  • The terms persisted in by Russia appear to be very severe; but I apprehend Sweden will be obliged to make the most of them, from the slender means she has of defending herself during the winter months, when the country will be exposed to danger of an invasion.

    Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II

  • Their phone calls persisted all day on Monday at which time I still refused to comment.

    Truman's Take


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