Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a persisting manner; perseveringly; steadily.

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  • adverb With persistence.

Etymologies

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persisting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • In fact, he pressed her so persistingly that the princess at length lost her temper and quite forgot the respect due to her father.

    Still Separate & Unequal

  • But Lubov did not go away; persistingly looking into his eyes, she asked, with an offended tone in her voice:

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • But Lubov did not go away; persistingly looking into his eyes, she asked, with an offended tone in her voice:

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • Both now ... the Theotokion: In order gratefully and heartily to hymn thee and persistingly to entreat thee, O Theotokos, Sovereign-Lady, for thy mercies, thy servants cry out unto the saying: O most holy Virgin, do prevent and free us from enemies both visible and invisible and from every threatening, for thou art our protection.

    The General Menaion or the Book of Services Common to the Festivals of our Lord Jesus of the Holy Virgin and of Different Orders of Saints

  • Girls are far more prone to overdo; boys are persistingly lazy and idle.

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • Polly Sparkes, repeating all the angry things that Polly had said, and persistingly wanting to know what the "bother" was all about.

    The Town Traveller

  • Mr.X. told me that he had sold but three slaves off his plantation in twenty years -- and these either went willingly, or were banished for exceedingly and persistingly bad conduct.

    A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States; With Remarks on Their Economy

  • She retreated to the back part of the store where she persistingly stood; and it was obvious, although the stranger spoke in his own tongue, she comprehended what he said.

    Margaret

  • To bring the two to a close comparison, suppose the case, that some of the persons thus doomed to perish in the tower were in the possession of the genuine light and consolations of Christianity, perhaps even had actually been adjudged to this fate, (no extravagant supposition,) for zealously and persistingly endeavoring the restoration of the purity of that religion to the deluded community.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance

  • I find it persistingly annoying that people here will watch nay shit Bay peddles, but give up on a solid franchise just because Spiderman 3 was not as good as 1 or 3.

    Will Uncle Ben’s Original Killer Return For Spider-Man 4? | /Film

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