to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.
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How to use persevere in a sentence
The person jogging alone on the treadmill, a person persevering in the loneliness of our times.The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Depressing as Hell | Kevin Fallon | July 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
These are characters who keep going, who endure and persevere and keep fighting.Anime and manga will take center stage at the Olympics. It could fuel a boom in interest. | Kyle Melnick | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
While some have persevered in the face of these looming obstacles, survivors and descendants are still waiting for justice.A Survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre Says Her Family Is Still Trying to Break Its Curse, 100 Years Later | Paulina Cachero | May 29, 2021 | Time
The theater industry has persevered through a catastrophic year during which they had no mainstream movies to show.Chance the Rapper’s deal with AMC previews the future of movie theaters | Adam Epstein | May 9, 2021 | Quartz
I have invested so much time, energy, and love in my crew team and they have in turn given me friendship, trust, and the strength to persevere through everything life has thrown my way.GOP targeting trans youth ‘like watching a murder in slow motion’ | Eric Tannehill | April 27, 2021 | Washington Blade
There have been many struggles, trials, battles, and losses through which my name has helped me persevere.
She writes of the struggles, battles, and losses through which her name has helped her persevere—to the role that made her famous.
I wrote about the motivations of businessmen, and their determination to persevere.
“The secret of her success and survival is her enormous ability to persevere,” Grubman says.
These are very determined and deliberate people who will almost always persevere no matter what impediments we place in their way.Forget What You've Heard: Mass Shootings Aren't Rising. But They Probably Aren't Going Away | Megan McArdle | February 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The friends of truth cannot justifiably persevere in supporting the British Constitution as the ordinance of God.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
All that is necessary is to persevere faithfully in the ordinary duties of life, and to perform them to the best of our ability.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
By exerting myself to persevere for about a month, I was enabled to feel perfectly resigned.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
Tidings of the repulse were brought to Pitt; he sent reinforcements and ordered the commander to persevere.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
What do girls amount to who think only of their own pleasure, and never persevere to the successful end?Growing Up | Jennie M. Drinkwater
British Dictionary definitions for persevere
(intr often foll by in) to show perseverance
- persevering, adjective
- perseveringly, adverb
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