verb (used without object)
- persichetti, vincent,
- persistence of memory, the,
- persistence of vision,
- persistent anterior hyperplastic primary vitreous body
Origin of persist
Examples from the Web for persist
“That said, underneath the surface differences in threat perception and how to deal with Russia persist,” he says.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin|Leo Cendrowicz|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet the real battle might be an even harder one: against the attitudes that allow all this to persist in 21st-Century India.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic|Dilip D’Souza|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But to persist, to endure, to put your will toward a dream that sparks you, is to live large.
How then, does the Intelligent Design movement (ID) persist, in the face of so much damning contrary evidence?The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What allows evil to persist, Aquinas believed, is the “lack of good” by other people.
You persist in keeping the fortune of the Fougereuse for Jules's son, who has been dead a long time?The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume II (of 2)|Alexandre Dumas pre
If you persist in going on like this I shall think I am in a nursing home!Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons|Henry Charles Mahoney
"You persist in underestimating your abilities, Gladys," said Fillmore reproachfully.The Adventures of Sally|P. G. Wodehouse
It would be a mere waste of words to persist in questioning her.The Two Destinies|Wilkie Collins
Nor did the success of Henry's first crusade encourage him to persist in similar efforts.Henry VIII.|A. F. Pollard
Word Origin for persist
1530s, from Middle French persister (14c.), from Latin persistere "abide, continue steadfastly," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + sistere "come to stand, cause to stand still" (see assist). Related: Persisted; persisting.