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  • adv. In a stubbornly resolute manner; tenaciously holding one's opinion or course of action.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a pertinacious manner; obstinately; firmly; with pertinacity; resolutely.

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  • adv. in a dogged and pertinacious manner


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From pertinacious +‎ -ly, from Latin pertināx, from per- ("very") + tenāx ("tenacious"), from teneō ("I hold").


  • The landlady's youngest daughter, an officious little girl of about twelve, volunteered as guide, and, being rejected, followed us pertinaciously from a distance.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • Thomas Mugridge, so strangely and pertinaciously clinging to life, was soon limping about again and performing his double duties of cook and cabin-boy.

    Chapter 18

  • In his notes respecting Newspapers and Debating societies he had originally written and pertinaciously retained a downright attack upon Government. —

    Letter 198

  • Dr. Orkborne, piqued by this transfer, sullenly followed, and now gave to her, pertinaciously, his undivided attention.


  • The landlord, still clinging pertinaciously to the idea of reaching the ‘point,’ voted for crossing the ravine, and going on round the slope of the mountain.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • Even when dislodged, he still kept the letter in his mouth; and on my endeavouring to take it from him, at the imminent risk of being bitten, he kept it between his teeth so pertinaciously as to suffer himself to be held suspended in the air by means of the document.

    David Copperfield

  • You must see to it that your own bodyguard35 are decked with choice accoutrement and arms; you must enforce on them the need to practise shooting pertinaciously; you must expound to them the theory of the javelin, yourself an adept in the art through constant training. 36

    The Cavalry General

  • And touching that mildew upon which the editor of Le Soleil so pertinaciously insists, that he employs the word no less than three times in the brief paragraph just quoted, is he really unaware of the nature of this mildew?

    The Mystery of Marie Roget

  • One chain of barren and uninteresting hills succeeded another, until the more fertile vale of Clyde opened upon us; and, with such despatch as we might, we gained the town, or, as my guide pertinaciously termed it, the city, of

    Rob Roy

  • “Yes, Sir,” or “No, Sir,” being more interested in the music than in his patron; that it was only indeed when Greville himself thrummed pertinaciously from memory that he could stand it no longer, and broke into vivacious conversation — it was only when he found that young Burney was both gifted and well bred that, being himself a very clever man, he no longer stood upon his dignity.

    The Common Reader, Second Series


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  • "Disputes with men, pertinaciously obstinate in their principles, are, of all others, the most irksome; except, perhaps, those with persons, entirely disingenuous, who really do not believe the opinions they defend, but engage in the controversy, from affectation, from a spirit of opposition, or from a desire of showing wit and ingenuity, superior to the rest of mankind."

    - David Hume, An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals.

    June 8, 2009

  • Seated far aft in the ship, I read Edgar Poe’s book with sedulous attention, but I was not unaware of the fact that Hunt, whenever his duties furnished him with an opportunity, observed me pertinaciously, and with looks of singular meaning.

    Jules Verne, "Antarctic Mystery", English translation: Mrs. Cashel Hoey, 1899

    March 13, 2009