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  • v. Present participle of persist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • adj. relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit


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  • She is the idea of primordial unity, existing in and persisting from the beginning.

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  • Nothing to do with why I started, but a reason for persisting, is that blogging has made me much more engaged with the whole internet.

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  • After fifteen or thirty minutes, he gets to his feet, staggering a bit, regains feeling and consciousness and is left with only blood diarrhoea still persisting from the anaphylaxis.

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  • This, however, he would by no means allow; and as he called her persisting in the right, obstinacy, he began to hate her with no small inveteracy.

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  • Few studies have assessed long term persisting immunity against hepatitis B virus (HBV) in children vaccinated during infancy with combined vaccines containing recombinant HBV surface antigen (HBs).

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  • They have still not turned up in Luanda because of what UNITA described as persisting

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  • By some they are described as persisting movements and vibrations; by others, as fixed impressions and structural modifications; by others finally, as tendencies and dispositions to certain functions.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Richmond grew up to be an especially serious and careworn civil servant, who rose to become Head of the India Office, while Annie remained eternally youthful, like the heroine she once described as persisting "in her star-gazing to the end of her journey".

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  • Four decades later, that music still holds sway, sounding its plaintive strains of influence, some kind of persisting technicolor musica sacra that makes an appearance, now and then, in my poet's head as I compose.

    Michele Somerville: A Kitten Mother's Hymn to Chinese Parenting

  • Professor Gurr adds, "an overemphasis on (gun control) diverts attention from the kinds of conditions that are responsible for much of our crime, such as persisting poverty for the black underclass and some whites and Hispanics; the impact of post-industrial transition on economic opportunity for working-class youths; and the shortage of prison facilities that makes it difficult to keep high-risk, repeat offenders off the streets."

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

    August 23, 2011