PERTINACIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERTINACIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
pertinacious
 a.  stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate
Classic Sentence:
1  Here be it said, that this pertinacious pursuit of one particular whale, continued through day into night, and through night into day, is a thing by no means unprecedented in the South sea fishery.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
2  He was very careful of his valise and umbrella, bringing them in with his own hands, and resisting, pertinaciously, all offers from the various servants to relieve him of them.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  Chloe had pertinaciously insisted that the very bills in which her wages had been paid should be preserved, to show her husband, in memorial of her capability.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
Example Sentence:
1  He is bound to succeed because his pertinacious nature will not permit him to quit.