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 persisted
For passengers, beyond the statistics lies a puzzle that has persisted for years.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I bridled, too, at the unsolicited advice she persisted in giving my friends.Diane von Furstenberg: Becoming the Woman She Wanted to Be|Diane von Furstenberg|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the early 1900s, African Americans moved to Detroit to escape the inequality and injustice that persisted in the South.
Russia has struggled with its Lada-class boats, but persisted, and is selling them to China.Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy|Bill Sweetman|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People like Wilberforce who persisted for years because of his faith and because of his love for people.
"Anyway, I'll bet she blows back w'ere she come from, to-night," persisted the advocate of this theory.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
It was not only Mrs. Potiphar that persisted, but the spirit of the age and of the country.The Potiphar Papers|George William Curtis
Formerly, the younger girl would have persisted in questioning her about the proposed journey, and in knowing its purpose.The Plow-Woman|Eleanor Gates
Yet his feeling of bitterness, of being wronged, persisted and grew.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
He was threatened with an arrest, but persisted in his asseveration that he would obey the judge's order.
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.