- 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.
Origin of persevere
Examples from the Web for persevered
But Miss Piggy persevered, transforming her culpabilities into a successful career and becoming an icon to countless generations.Miss Piggy Leans In
March 23, 2014
Sarne persevered, editing his sex-change opus right up to premiere night, June 24.When Hollywood Flirted with Porn: 1969, ‘Myra Breckinridge,’ ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,’ & 20th Century Fox
February 1, 2014
The Fullers persevered out of stubbornness, but more important out of an abiding love for their adopted continent.Great Weekend Reads
Malcolm Jones, Matt Gallagher, Saul Austerlitz, Sharon Steel
September 11, 2011
Kaguri has persevered while death tried to pull him and his community down.How to Change the World
August 11, 2010
It will claim that Israeli yielded because Hamas persevered and responded to Israel with force.Israel's New Crisis at Sea
June 21, 2010
Eudora persevered in silence, but her agitation obviously increased.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Yet, her spirit triumphed, and again she persevered in that resolve to live straight.Within the Law
It will effect a cure if persevered in; sometimes in less than a week.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
But we persevered and found nature responsive to our demands.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
The friends at home sent him another small remittance, and he persevered.Self-Help
- (intr often foll by in) to show perseverance