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- persistence of vision,
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- persistent chronic hepatitis
Origin of persistence
Examples from the Web for persistence
That development enabled the persistence of the accelerating pace that started with biological evolution.On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System|Jason Silva|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness; persistence and faith.Full Text of President Obama's Eulogy for Nelson Mandela|The Daily Beast|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Because the execution seems to just be a matter of persistence and technology.
The dirty little secret here is the persistence of urban poverty.
And he just kept doing it with a persistence that is a grandeur.Lou Reed Lives! Why the Man With the Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart Isn’t Dead|Elizabeth Wurtzel|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"I remained to pray," he answered, with a sense of irritation at her persistence.Under the Witches' Moon|Nathan Gallizier
These after-images are due to persistence or fatigue of the visual process, depending upon conditions.Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
The battle then would be won after a fashion by the side with the most persistence.Under Four Administrations|Oscar S. Straus
And he did, and before his courage and bravery and persistence the foe fell.Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife|Marietta Holley
She smiled in a way that showed she didn't disapprove of my persistence, but loosed a salvo of devastating negatives.Lighter Than You Think|Nelson Bond
1540s, from Middle French persistance, from persistant "lasting, enduring, permanent," from Latin persistentem (nominative persistens), present participle of persistere (see persist). Often spelled persistance 16c. Related: Persistency.