n. endurance; tenacity; state or quality of being persistent; persistency
He conceded that even with persistence and good fortune, it would take at least two generations for Asia to match European levels of cooperation.
Sentence in Classic:
I had remained indoors all day, for the weather had taken a sudden turn to rain, with high autumnal winds, and the Jezail bullet which I had brought back in one of my limbs as a relic of my Afghan campaign throbbed with dull persistence.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Pierre had none of the practical persistence that would have enabled him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only tried to pretend to the steward that he was attending to it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Nikolai Petrovitch made no answer, while inwardly he marvelled at the persistence of old passions in man.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
We repeat, that this auscultation brings encouragement; it is by this persistence in encouragement that we wish to conclude these pages, an austere interlude in a mournful drama.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
It is not a passionate quarrel that would have broken my heart; it is the steady opposition and persistence in going wrong that he has shown.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The disappointment and impatience of the Negroes at the persistence of slavery and serfdom voiced itself in two movements.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
No one who has followed the history of Tuskegee and its work can fail to admire the courage, persistence, and splendid common sense of Booker T.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington Context