Origin of persistence
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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
April 26, 2014
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
Because the execution seems to just be a matter of persistence and technology.Can You Paint Like Johannes Vermeer, Too?
December 6, 2013
The dirty little secret here is the persistence of urban poverty.The Revolt Against Urban Gentry
November 30, 2013
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
October 28, 2013
In this persistence he displayed courage worthy of a better reward.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Presently, however, the sincerity and persistence of the girl won him over.Within the Law
This persistence in a phylloxera-ravaged district is quite touching.The Roof of France
Ingres' persistence looked like folly, even madness in his eyes.In the Heart of Vosges
Mr. Gordon believed that to shrewdness and persistence all things are possible.Cleveland Past and Present
- the quality of persisting; tenacity
- the act of persisting; continued effort or existence
- the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stoppedpersistence of vision
Word Origin and History for persistence
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.
- Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.
- Continuance of a part or organ, rather than having it disappear in an early stage of development.