PERSIST in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERSIST
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 v.  continue; insist; persevere
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
1  If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
2  Secondly, admission to a psychiatric unit has presumably been the result of distress which in many cases will persist after admission.
3  Mr Straw issued a stern warning to those who persist in violence.
4  Despite official denials, the rumours still persist.
5  If symptoms persist, consult a doctor without delay.
6  If you persist, you will annoy them even more.
7  If the symptoms persist, seek medical advice.
8  Existential questions requir-ing religious answers still persist.
9  The cold weather is set to persist throughout the week.
10  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?
11  The problem with being an optimist is that when you persist in seeing the upside, people often assume you're an idiot.
12  He persisted in his refusal to admit responsibility.
13  He persisted in obtruding himself despite our efforts to get rid of him.
14  When the symptoms persisted, I decided to seek medical help.
15  These problems persisted for much of the decade.
Classic Sentence: (137 in 10 pages)
1  Strange how these illusions will persist even in women as hard headed as you are.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  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
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
3  He asked me if I meant to persist in my resistance.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  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
Get Context   In Chapter 11
5  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
6  "I do persist, noble sir," answered Rebecca.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
7  If they persist in the scheme, they will find something.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
8  'You will not persist in saying that,' rejoined the gentleman, with a voice and emphasis of kindness that might have touched a much harder and more obdurate heart.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
9  The officer did not persist, and retired speedily.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
10  Now this is the moment to consecrate your existence to the King of kings," said d'Artagnan, "if you persist in offering him a civility.
11  "You persist in your incredulity, Edmond," continued Faria.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
12  Eurymachus," Penelope answered, "people who persist in eating up the estate of a great chieftain and dishonouring his house must not expect others to think well of them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
13  'You persist in jesting still,' Pavel Petrovitch declared, getting up from his chair.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  "That girl that's coming told me she was used to a house where they had a furnace," Zeena persisted with the same monotonous mildness.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
15  But the exciting feeling persisted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII