1 He never gave reasons for this persistent refusal, but contented himself by resolutely and inflexibly adhering to his determination.
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2 It puzzled her, his queer, persistent wanting her, when there was nothing between them, when he never really spoke to her, and in spite of herself she resented the dialect.
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3 Far away up the sombre valley of heath, and to the right of Rainbarrow, could indeed be seen the light, small, but steady and persistent as before.
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4 Above all, he hated my young legitimate heir from the first with a persistent hatred.
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5 Then I had simply to fight against their persistent fingers for my levers, and at the same time feel for the studs over which these fitted.
6 She raged, but so violent was the current of their respectability, so persistent was Aunt Bessie in running to her with their blabber, that she was embarrassed when she took Hugh to play with Olaf.
7 Dinner was over and they were gossiping of her friends at the flat, but an intruder was with them, sitting back, persistent, inescapable.
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8 Lurching suddenly forward and dropping to his knees, he fired an angry shot at the persistent woods.
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9 The chief pleasure and necessity of such men, when they encounter anyone who shows animation, is to flaunt their own dreary, persistent activity.
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10 A shopkeeper with red pimples on his cheeks near the nose, and a calm, persistent, calculating expression on his plump face, hurriedly and ostentatiously approached the officer, swinging his arms.
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11 He was completely obsessed by one persistent thought.
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12 The wind had blown off, leaving a loud bright night with wings beating in the trees and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life.
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13 I followed him over a low white-washed railroad fence and we walked back a hundred yards along the road under Doctor Eckleburg's persistent stare.
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14 Polly knew that she was being watched, but still her mother's persistent silence could not be misunderstood.
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15 Inside was a green paste, waxy in lustre, the odour curiously heavy and persistent.
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