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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of persist.


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  • Many studies since have refuted the idea of brainwashing, but the term persists in the American lexicon, leading Melton to conclude that while the public may believe brainwashing exists, the scientific community does not.

    Enlightenment: Ma’s ashram

  • We lack the capacity, the power, the wisdom to do so, and so it baffles me why this new president at the beginning of his term persists in thinking that we can determine the fate of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Fabius Maximus

  • The reason why it persists is the same reason that I, as a man, have nipples.

    Atheists against postage stamps « Anglican Samizdat

  • Mr. MCGEE: Well, that's what you'd think and I think that's why the myth persists is that it seems commonsensical.

    Harold McGee's 'Keys To Good Cooking' For Chefs

  • Because the platelet lacks the machinery for synthesis of new protein, inhibition by aspirin persists until new platelets are formed (several days).

    Aspirin: effects, poisoning

  • If this sort of pain persists over several years, the anger and frustration will only grow, and the political consequences could well be tragic for our economic policy and thus for our economy.

    'Hysteresis': An ugly word for an increasingly ugly economic situation

  • The only reason this pointless, self-destructive race persists is Hillary Clinton.

    Unconventional Thoughts on the Democratic Primary - Real Clear Politics –

  • In evolutionary terms, cheats should prosper, so how cooperation persists is puzzling.

    August 24th, 2007

  • One reason that this habit persists, is that in some families where family members challenge the values of the home, eating together becomes so disagreeable that it is more desireable to eat alone in peace.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • One reason why the two-party system persists is that coalitions of unlike factions are required to build a majority, but those coalitions collapse over time.

    'Real conservatives'


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