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 Meanings and Examples of PERSIST
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persist
 v.  continue; insist; persevere
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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
6  "I do persist, noble sir," answered Rebecca.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  If they persist in the scheme, they will find something.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
9  The officer did not persist, and retired speedily.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—THE SHOT WHICH MISSES NOTHING AND KILLS NO ONE
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.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS
11  "You persist in your incredulity, Edmond," continued Faria.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK XXI
13  'You persist in jesting still,' Pavel Petrovitch declared, getting up from his chair.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In IX
15  But the exciting feeling persisted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  Her persistence and enthusiasm have helped the group to achieve its international success.
17  Although patience and persistence is a painful thing, but it can gradually bring you the benefits.
18  Although patience and persistence is a painful thing, but it can gradually bring you good.
19  A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure will turn to glorious success.
20  Energy and persistence conquer all things.
21  My persistence in demanding my rights finally paid off.
22  Tell you that I reach the goal of the mystery, I only power is my persistence spirit.
23  Her persistence paid off when she was offered the job of manager.
24  Give up is completely lost, persistence will have at least a glimmer of hope.
25  Someone who lacks staying power and persistence is unlikely to make a good researcher.
26  Skill comes only with practice, patience and persistence.
27  The persistence of a cough in his daughter puzzled him.
28  You may not like him, but you have got to admire his persistence.
29  He conceded that even with persistence and good fortune, it would take at least two generations for Asia to match European levels of cooperation.
30  You've got to admit - he's nothing if not persistent.