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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Persist \Per*sist"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Persisted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Persisting.] [L. persistere; per + sistere to stand
or be fixed, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. persister. See
Per-, and Stand.]
To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue
steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of
conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes
conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or
If they persist in pointing their batteries against
particular persons, no laws of war forbid the making
Some positive, persisting fops we know,
Who, if once wrong, will needs be always so. --Pope.
That face persists.
It floats up; it turns over in my mind. --Mrs.
Syn: See Persevere, and Insist.
[1913 Webster] Persistence
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