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Persist meaning

persist - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; - sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.
  2. 2. Persistence, persistency.
  3. 3. To continue in any course; remain steadily.

persist - examples of usage

  1. And he did persist day after day, until at last he felt that he really must give it up. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. He was still engaged to her- for it would be monstrous to persist in his withdrawal. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Seek it, and persist in seeking, until you find it. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
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