the quality of being tenacious, or of holding fast; persistence: the amazing tenacity of rumors.
the quality of retaining something: the tenacity of memory.
the quality or property of holding together firmly: testing the tenacity of the old book's binding.
- o·ver·te·nac·i·ty, noun
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How to use tenacity in a sentence
He was a hard worker, he was ethical … As a result of his tenacity and spirit, he was able to shepherd vitally important legislation to the Senate floor, through the House, and to the governor for signature.
His coaching philosophy was built on understanding his players, then finding the right blend of talent and tenacity to build a winning team.K.C. Jones, basketball Hall of Famer with a knack for championships, dies at 88 | Matt Schudel | December 27, 2020 | Washington Post
So I think tenacity is one thing, but wearing them down is another.
Whatever the strategy, or lack of one, Musk’s drive for creative undertakings is relentless, and he seems to approach virtually everything in his life with the same level of tenacity, whether he’s right or wrong.
In the intervening months since the pandemic took hold, the industry has repeatedly demonstrated its tenacity.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era | Pierre Bienaimé | November 17, 2020 | Digiday
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
He repairs to it with eagerness, and clings to it with a tenacity that time cannot relax, nor all the agonies of death dissolve.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
From six in the evening till twelve next day the grenadiers fought with stubborn tenacity.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Besides, he was willing to admit that there were excuses for Cassidy, and there was a certain quiet tenacity in him.The Gold Trail | Harold Bindloss
Structural wrought iron has a tenacity of 20 to 22 tons per sq. in.
And he pursued his thought with the tenacity of the drunkard, who concentrates upon one idea all the lucidity of mind left to him.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue