Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being tenacious, in any sense; tenacity.

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  • noun The characteristic of being tenacious.

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

  • noun persistent determination

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Examples

  • Their tenaciousness is more a function of their seemingly endless repetitions — the Big Lie-style refrain chanted at every turn — on how they allow us to cling to our child-like view of the world.

    April « 2006 « Bill Ayers

  • Their tenaciousness is more a function of their seemingly endless repetitions — the Big Lie-style refrain chanted at every turn — on how they allow us to cling to our child-like view of the world.

    Weather Underground Redux

  • The way Sarah distorts her positions like on the Bridge to Nowhere and earmarks, that's the kind of tenaciousness of Rose's character.

    Avery Corman: Sarah Palin To Replace Patti Lupone in Gypsy?

  • "What we've been talking about is - the best word I can use is a nasty kind of tenaciousness that we have to play with," Kelly said after driving that message home to the team after a midweek practice.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • "What we've been talking about is - the best word I can use is a nasty kind of tenaciousness that we have to play with," Kelly said after driving that message home to the team after a midweek practice.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • "What we've been talking about is - the best word I can use is a nasty kind of tenaciousness that we have to play with," Kelly said after driving that message home to the team after a midweek practice.

    chicagotribune.com - Sports

  • "What we've been talking about is - the best word I can use is a nasty kind of tenaciousness that we have to play with," Kelly said after driving that message home to the team after a midweek practice.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • "What we've been talking about is - the best word I can use is a nasty kind of tenaciousness that we have to play with," Kelly said after driving that message home to the team after a midweek practice.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • "What we've been talking about is - the best word I can use is a nasty kind of tenaciousness that we have to play with," Kelly said after driving that message home to the team after a midweek practice.

    chicagotribune.com - Sports

  • Whether or not Giffords can recuperate in time to campaign is uncertain, although "I possess the personal fortitude and tenaciousness to miraculously recover from a gunshot to the head" is just about the best possible retort to someone accusing you of being a tax-and-spend liberal...or anything, for that matter.

    HUFFPOST HILL - GOP Calls Emergency Meeting

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