persevering


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per·se·vere

 (pûr′sə-vîr′)
intr.v. per·se·vered, per·se·ver·ing, per·se·veres
To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.

[Middle English perseveren, from Old French perseverer, from Latin persevērāre, from persevērus, very serious : per-, per- + sevērus, severe; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]

per′se·ver′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.persevering - quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness; "a diligent (or patient) worker"; "with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"
patient - enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance; "a patient smile"; "was patient with the children"; "an exact and patient scientist"; "please be patient"
Translations

persevering

[ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪərɪŋ] ADJperseverante, tenaz

persevering

[ˌpɜːrsɪˈvɪərɪŋ] adjpersévérant(e)

persevering

adj, perseveringly

persevering

[ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪərɪŋ] adjperseverante, assiduo/a
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the rapidity of the changes from one of these paces to the other created an optical illusion, which might thus magnify the powers of the beast; for it is certain that Heyward, who possessed a true eye for the merits of a horse, was unable, with his utmost ingenuity, to decide by what sort of movement his pursuer worked his sinuous way on his footsteps with such persevering hardihood.
She was a remarkably active and capable young woman, and, by her industry and thrift, and the most persevering self-denial, raised nine hundred dollars for her husband's freedom, which she paid, as she raised it, into the hands of his master.
It is true, we are but faint-hearted crusaders, even the walkers, nowadays, who undertake no persevering, never-ending enterprises.
He was ambitious enough to be contented with nothing short of the highest rank of overseers, and persevering enough to reach the height of his ambition.
Greater things than the Doctor had at that time to contend with, would have yielded before his persevering purpose.
I in thy persevering shall rejoyce, And all the Blest: stand fast; to stand or fall Free in thine own Arbitrement it lies.
The Prior had his own reasons, however, for persevering in the course of temperance which he had adopted.
They had no pride of vain philosophy to support, no perfidious rage of faction to glut, by persevering in their mistakes until they should be extinguished in torrents of blood.
The virtuous and chaste woman is an ermine, and whiter and purer than snow is the virtue of modesty; and he who wishes her not to lose it, but to keep and preserve it, must adopt a course different from that employed with the ermine; he must not put before her the mire of the gifts and attentions of persevering lovers, because perhaps- and even without a perhaps- she may not have sufficient virtue and natural strength in herself to pass through and tread under foot these impediments; they must be removed, and the brightness of virtue and the beauty of a fair fame must be put before her.
They had furious contests with England for the dominion of the sea, and were among the most persevering and most implacable of the opponents of Louis XIV.
However, by persevering questions I elicited the following facts:
He inquired what was the will of his persevering visitor.