verb (used without object)
Origin of persist
Examples from the Web for persisting
The fault lines of the 2010 primary campaign show signs of persisting in Florida.Newt's Secret Florida Weapon: Marco Rubio's 2010 Campaign Manager|John Avlon|January 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“The effort to keep on persisting with something called a newsmagazine is probably outdated at this point,” Brown says.
You know how gladly I would have saved you from this; how often warned you of the consequences of persisting in your course.The Rangers|D. P. Thompson
It is always "becoming," without ever persisting in its condition, or being able to come out of it.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
Then the persisting movement and its interval are not time, but within time.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
He was just as pushing and determinated and persisting in his work as though he was taking orders for enlarging crayon portraits.Ladies and Gentlemen |Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
The capillitium persists after the fall of the upper filmy peridium, adherent below to the persisting peridial base.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
British Dictionary definitions for persisting
Word Origin for persist
Word Origin and History for persisting
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.