- perseus cluster,
Origin of perseverance
Examples from the Web for perseverant
I accepted it on the presumption that I had talents, honesty, and propensities to perseverant effort.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This vessel had been whaling in 256the southern seas during five years, without any adequate return for her perseverant exertions.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
mid-14c. (implied in perseverantly), from Middle French persévérant (12c.), present participle of persévérer (see persevere).
mid-14c., from Old French perseverance "persistence, endurance" (12c., Modern French persévérance) and directly from Latin perseverantia "steadfastness, constancy," from perseverantem (nominative perseverans), from perseverare (see persevere).