v. continue; insist; persevere
v. to go on stubbornly or resolutely, to continue
Why, when studies show that cell phone use, and especially texting, while driving impairs drivers more than drinking, do so many people persist in combining these lethal behaviors?
Two decades after the genocide, Rwandans are enjoying longer and wealthier lives, yet extreme poverty persists and activists complain of political suppression.
Sentence in Classic:
I shall not associate him in our conversation with your intimacy and encouragement; pray do not persist in connecting him with mine.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
However doubtful she might feel her situation to be, she would rather persist in darkness than owe her enlightenment to Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
The events which have taken place in my house, though they now occupy the public mind, will be forgotten in time, or if, indeed, a few enemies should persist in remembering them, why then I will add them to my list of crimes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
If those who remain of the troop persist in coming to the assault, we will allow the besiegers to get as far as the ditch, and then we will push down upon their heads that strip of wall which keeps its perpendicular by a miracle.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
In their presence he could not persist in flying high with the wings of war; they rendered it almost impossible for him to see himself in a heroic light.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
They were all very well, only that now and then she would oddly transpose some important words, and persist in the mistake, in spite of every effort to the contrary; and St.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context