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 ?
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.
Sometimes, when in a very complacent mood, he would go a-birds'-nesting with the children, a thing that irritated and annoyed me exceedingly; as, by frequent and persevering attempts, I flattered myself I had partly shown them the evil of this pastime, and hoped, in time, to bring them to some general sense of justice and humanity; but ten minutes' birds'-nesting with uncle Robson, or even a laugh from him at some relation of their former barbarities, was sufficient at once to destroy the effect of my whole elaborate course of reasoning and persuasion.
Her persevering and patient love seemed completely to surround the countess every moment, not explaining or consoling, but recalling her to life.
She would be respectable and happy; and Emma admitted her to be the luckiest creature in the world, to have created so steady and persevering an affection in such a man;or, if not quite the luckiest, to yield only to herself.
This persevering enemy the president of the Gun Club had never seen.
This was harder work than turning up the freshly excavated earth at the grave, but Tarzan of the Apes was persevering and so he kept at his labor until he was rewarded by seeing a hole sufficiently deep to receive the chest and effectually hide it from view.
They are quite true," returned Celia, who had her reasons for persevering, though she was beginning to be a little afraid.
Ferrars has suffered from his family; for if I understand the matter right, he has been entirely cast off by them for persevering in his engagement with a very deserving young woman.
Greater things than the Doctor had at that time to contend with, would have yielded before his persevering purpose.
It has more than once happened, that the deficiencies had to be ultimately collected at the point of the bayonet; a thing practicable, though dreadful, in a confedracy where one of the members exceeds in force all the rest, and where several of them are too small to meditate resistance; but utterly impracticable in one composed of members, several of which are equal to each other in strength and resources, and equal singly to a vigorous and persevering defense.
However, by persevering questions I elicited the following facts:
As we take much interest in the novel enterprise of this eastern man," and are pleased with his pushing and persevering spirit; and as his movements are characteristic of life in the wilderness, we will, with the reader's permission, while Captain Bonneville is breaking up his camp and saddling his horses, step back a year in time, and a few hundred miles in distance to the bank of the Bighorn, and launch ourselves with Wyeth in his bull boat; and though his adventurous voyage will take us many hundreds of miles further down wild and wandering rivers; yet such is the magic power of the pen, that we promise to bring the reader safe to Bear River Valley, by the time the last horse is saddled.