- continuing or permanent.
- having continuity of phylogenetic characteristics.
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Origin of persistent
SYNONYMS FOR persistent
OTHER WORDS FROM persistentper·sist·ent·ly, adverbnon·per·sist·ent, adjectivenon·per·sist·ent·ly, adverb
Words nearby persistent
Example sentences from the Web for persistently
This stirring moment arrives in a chapter that spotlights the highs and lows of a persistently uneven book.
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
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
And the persistently high price of gas is pushing more Americans of all ages to use public transportation.Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car-Culture Icon|Daniel Gross|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They know they must present their arguments clearly, passionately, and persistently.
He had persistently refused this request, and now enjoined it upon Barbara to follow his example.Barbara Blomberg, Complete|Georg Ebers
Keinohoomanawanui, a sloven, one persistently unclean, p. 88.Hawaiian Folk Tales|Various
There are but very few cases that will not yield to this discipline of the will when properly and persistently tried.Health Through Will Power|James J. Walsh
The things might have been alive and spiteful, so persistently did they elude every wile.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma|George Norway
Stankevitch wrote that not deliberately, but persistently, the Committee was dealing death-blows to the Government.The Russian Turmoil|Anton Ivanovich Denikin
British Dictionary definitions for persistently
- (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