Origin of tenacity
Examples from the Web for tenacity
Part of this tenacity, says McDaniel, seems born of his own struggle.
Kim approached her career with tenacity and sincerity; any sort of coolness, remove, or privacy was not a luxury she could afford.
Duran believe that patience and tenacity helped things progress this far and they will be required in order for continued success.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals|Intel|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes this tenacity breaks its bounds, spilling into the primitive.Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s Notorious Soccer Vampire, Strikes Again—Biting Italian in World Cup Win|Tunku Varadarajan|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Harding attacked her routines with a resilience and tenacity that reflected her training and upbringing.ESPN’s ‘The Price of Gold’ Revisits the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Scandal|Amy Zimmerman|January 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not by excesses, tumults, and folly, but by unshaken firmness and tenacity we shall promote science and freedom.Myth and Science|Tito Vignoli
The tenacity they had displayed during their conflict with Assyria had effaced the remembrance of their defeat.
Nor was the tenacity of the tribal system more remarkable than its universality.The English Village Community|Frederic Seebohm
But the tenacity of his ideal of no concession allowed it to pass.Shadow and Light|Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
The types thus formed and thus discriminated are vital, and persist for centuries with the tenacity of physical growths.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
Word Origin and History for tenacity
early 15c., from Middle French ténacité (14c.), from Latin tenacitas "the act of holding fast," from tenax (genitive tenacis) "tough, holding fast," from tenere "to hold" (see tenet).