from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Inclined to persist; tenacious of purpose; persistent.

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  • verb Present participle of persist.

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  • adjective relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit


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  • My adjectival use: 'Rather than saying 'the persisting people' they would say, 'the persistent people'.'

    August 23, 2011