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  • adv. In a tenacious manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a tenacious manner.

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

  • adv. with obstinate determination


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tenacious +‎ -ly


  • They may bargain tenaciously but the last thing they'll do is take a position that could jeopardize jobs. - Labor peace achieved, but the wounds run deep

  • That Kremlin statement came after Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan promised his government would "tenaciously" pursue the return of the islands during a trip to Moscow later this week by Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara.

    Russia's Medvedev Vows to Protect Disputed Islands

  • Bush has remained seriously jerky to the end, taunting the rest of the G-8 about his crappy environmental record, vetoing health care for poor children, utterly unrepentant in his goodbye interviews, delaying needed fiscal stimulus and plunging the world into depression, fighting tenaciously to keep American troops in Iraq in the teeth of opposition from the American and Iraqi publics, etc.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bush As Crank

  • He then fought her so tenaciously that the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Gingrich required a court order just to pay her utility bills.

    Eric Alterman: Think Again: Where's the Real Newt?

  • As Rachel Maddow has tenaciously documented for many months now with her "They're Not Embarrassed" series, the congressional Republicans are incapable of feeling self-conscious about their their pandering to the tea party or their grinning photo-ops with giant stimulus checks they once violently opposed with threats of secession.

    Bob Cesca: Killing the False Equivalency "Both Sides" Meme

  • The rebels have shown they can fight tenaciously and win consistently when they are fighting to defend their own homes and villages, or drive Mr. Gadhafi's forces off land that is within rocket range of those villages.

    Libya Rebels Battle for Key Oil Town

  • A tablet computer for children, $299 headphones blessed by a rap icon, and tenaciously trendy sheepskin boots: Those are among the most popular items shoppers are seeking this holiday season, according to services that track online searches.

    The Holiday Season's Hottest Gifts

  • Why did the Bush administration cling so tenaciously to the fiction of the Saddam–al-Qaeda alliance, given the fact that the bipartisan 9/11 Commission had concluded by June 2004 that there was no operational relationship between them?

    The Longest War

  • But Donovan clung to life tenaciously through 1957 and into the next year.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • It is knowing that you are capable of working hard and tenaciously enough to go the distance, however far that may be.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable


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