PERSISTENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERSISTENT
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 a.  lasting for a long time and difficult to get rid of
Classic Sentence: (137 in 10 pages)
1  He never gave reasons for this persistent refusal, but contented himself by resolutely and inflexibly adhering to his determination.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
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.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
4  Above all, he hated my young legitimate heir from the first with a persistent hatred.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
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.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In X
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
7  Dinner was over and they were gossiping of her friends at the flat, but an intruder was with them, sitting back, persistent, inescapable.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
8  Lurching suddenly forward and dropping to his knees, he fired an angry shot at the persistent woods.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
9  The chief pleasure and necessity of such men, when they encounter anyone who shows animation, is to flaunt their own dreary, persistent activity.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER V
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.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXI
11  He was completely obsessed by one persistent thought.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVII
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.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
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.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
14  Polly knew that she was being watched, but still her mother's persistent silence could not be misunderstood.
Dubliners By James Joyce
15  Inside was a green paste, waxy in lustre, the odour curiously heavy and persistent.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
Example Sentence: (47 in 4 pages)
16  Although patience and persistence is a painful thing, but it can gradually bring you good.
17  A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure will turn to glorious success.
18  Energy and persistence conquer all things.
19  My persistence in demanding my rights finally paid off.
20  Tell you that I reach the goal of the mystery, I only power is my persistence spirit.
21  Her persistence paid off when she was offered the job of manager.
22  Give up is completely lost, persistence will have at least a glimmer of hope.
23  Someone who lacks staying power and persistence is unlikely to make a good researcher.
24  Skill comes only with practice, patience and persistence.
25  The persistence of a cough in his daughter puzzled him.
26  You may not like him, but you have got to admire his persistence.
27  He conceded that even with persistence and good fortune, it would take at least two generations for Asia to match European levels of cooperation.
28  They persistently stuck him with fund collection.
29  If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
30  Secondly, admission to a psychiatric unit has presumably been the result of distress which in many cases will persist after admission.