- continuing or permanent.
- having continuity of phylogenetic characteristics.
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Origin of persistent
synonym study for persistent
OTHER WORDS FROM persistentper·sist·ent·ly, adverbnon·per·sist·ent, adjectivenon·per·sist·ent·ly, adverb
How to use persistent in a sentence
Drifting at the edge of consciousness, I delighted, despite the persistent wedgie, in the image of stars through foliage, a glittering universe beyond cracks in the ever-shifting crown.On Sleeping in the Largest Organism on Earth|Leath Tonino|November 19, 2020|Outside Online
Women’s persistent underrepresentation is problematic for many reasons.The U.S. is too far behind the rest of the world when it comes to women in government|jakemeth|November 16, 2020|Fortune
The forecastThe weather is not looking great as of early in the week, especially for the first round on Thursday, when the forecast calls for persistent thunderstorms that will bring possibly heavy rain pretty much all day.The Masters in 2020 will be unlike any other. Here’s what you need to know.|Matt Bonesteel|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
What they will look like still seems highly uncertain, but there’s little doubt that our persistent presence in space won’t be coming to an end anytime soon.
There’s a persistent perception that chain waxing is a difficult, arcane process that takes a lot of work.You Should Hot-Wax Your Bike Chains. Here's Why.|Joe Lindsey|November 6, 2020|Outside Online
This stirring moment arrives in a chapter that spotlights the highs and lows of a persistently uneven book.The Twisted History of the Noose|Kevin Canfield|August 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did you continue the search so persistently without any certainty of the greave being still in existence?Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Parents who otherwise have had their children fully immunized remain persistently opposed to the HPV vaccine.Pediatrician: Why I Recommend You Give Your Kids the HPV Vaccine|Russell Saunders|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hemmed in by college debt and a persistently weak economy, almost 40 percent of the unemployed are between 20 and 34.Are Millennials Turning Their Backs on the American Dream?|Joel Kotkin|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They cling to the walls, hang off the ceiling, bounce persistently against the mesh opening, trying to get at us.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His enemies persistently insinuated that he was really returning to Spain to support the clericals actively.
The wretched young man persistently exercises his right of crying "Banco," and so practically going double or quits each time.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Leading citizens, cited to appear before the American authorities, persistently declined to take any part in a dual régime.
Bruce was striking hard and persistently, and Edward was giving way all along the line of war.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
She persistently sought to penetrate the reserve in which he had unconsciously enveloped himself.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for persistent
- (of parts normally present only in young stages) present in the adultpersistent gills in axolotls
- continuing to grow or develop after the normal period of growthpersistent teeth