verb (used without object)
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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“The effort to keep on persisting with something called a newsmagazine is probably outdated at this point,” Brown says.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