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per·sis·tence

 (pər-sĭs′təns)
n.
1. The act of persisting.
2. The state or quality of being persistent; persistency.
3. Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed: persistence of vision.

persistence

(pəˈsɪstəns) or

persistency

n
1. the quality of persisting; tenacity
2. the act of persisting; continued effort or existence
3. the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stopped: persistence of vision.

per•sist•ence

(pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-)

also per•sist′en•cy,



n.
1. the act or fact of persisting.
2. the quality of being persistent.
[1540–50; < Late Latin persistentia; see persist, -ence]
syn: See perseverance.

Persistence

 of parents—Lipton, 1970.

Persistence

 

See Also: CLINGING, PURPOSEFULNESS

  1. As headstrong as an allegory on the banks of the Nile —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  2. (Sorrow) as nagging as envy —Karl Shapiro
  3. (The name was becoming) a teasing obsession, like a tune —Wilfrid Sheed
  4. Dogged as a turtle crossing a road —Marge Piercy
  5. Hold on with a bulldog grip —Abraham Lincoln

    From a telegram to General Grant, August 1864.

  6. I’m like a terrier pup. Somebody tells me to do something and it gets done —Sue Grafton
  7. Insistent as a baby’s cry at feeding time —Anon
  8. Insistent as remorse —Victor Hugo
  9. Jabs like a prizefighter (at their feelings about each other) —Linda Barret Osborne, reviewing a novel in New York Times, August 31, 1986
  10. Obstinate as a Hindu woman contemplating suttee —Frank Swinnerton
  11. Obstinate as death —John Dryden
  12. Persistent annoyance, like the rough place on a tooth —David R. Slavitt
  13. Persistent as a bulldog —Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  14. Persistent as a fly on a hound’s nose —Harold Adams
  15. Persistent as a nagging backache —Anon
  16. (Ugly and) persistent as pain —Carlos Baker
  17. Persist … like a terrier with a rat … she wouldn’t let go, come hell or high water —James Reeve
  18. Prevail like the false pig in Aesop —G. K. Chesterton
  19. Relentless as decay —Joseph Wambaugh
  20. Relentless as a nagging tongue —Anon
  21. Relentless as a windshield wiper —Anon
  22. Skin … as thick as his wallet —Jane Gross, New York Times, August 22, 1986

    The man with the thick skin and wallet is Abraham Hirshfeld, who ran a persistent campaign for the New York State governorship despite many insults and putdowns.

  23. Stick to it, like salmon swimming upstream —Anon
  24. Stubborn and hardy as a rubber mat —Marge Piercy
  25. (Death bugs me) as stubborn as insomnia —Anne Sexton
  26. Tenacious as remorse —Vincente Blasco-Ibâñez
  27. The thought … unable to move [out of his head] as a jellyfish fixed on the sand —Norman Mailer
  28. Tug at … like a robin with a worm —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  29. You’re like a train; nothing will turn you when you get started —Joyce Cary
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.persistence - the property of a continuous and connected period of time
durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"
2.persistence - persistent determinationpersistence - persistent determination    
determination, purpose - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
3.persistence - the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption

persistence

persistence

noun
1. The state or quality of being insistent:
2. Uninterrupted existence or succession:
Translations
مُثابَرَه، مُواظَبَه، تَصْميم
přetrvávání
vedbliven
òrautseigja; òrjóska
pretrvávanie
vztrajnost

persistence

[pəˈsɪstəns] persistency [pəˈsɪstənsɪ] N
1. (= tenacity) → perseverancia f
as a reward for her persistencecomo premio a su perseverancia
2. (= continuing to exist) [of symptoms, disease] → persistencia f

persistence

[pərˈsɪstəns] n
(= perseverance) [person] → persévérance f
... and her persistence paid off → ... et sa persévérance a payé.
[problem, symptom] → persistance f

persistence

, persistency
n (= tenacity)Beharrlichkeit f, → Hartnäckigkeit f; (= perseverance)Ausdauer f; (of disease)Hartnäckigkeit f; (of fog, pain etc)Anhalten nt, → Fortdauern nt; the persistence of his questioning brought resultssein beharrliches Fragen hat schließlich doch zu etwas geführt; the persistence of a high temperatureanhaltend hohes Fieber

persistence

[pəˈsɪstns] n (tenacity) → perseveranza; (obstinacy) → ostinazione f, persistenza; (continued existence) → persistere m

persist

(pəˈsist) verb
to keep doing, thinking etc in spite of opposition or difficulty; to continue asking, persuading etc. It will not be easy but you will succeed if you persist; He didn't want to tell her, but she persisted (in asking).
perˈsistent adjective
She was persistent in her demands/denials; persistent questions.
perˈsistently adverb
perˈsistence noun

per·sis·tence

n. persistencia, insistencia, constancia.
References in classic literature ?
My lord," answered the man, "pardon my boldness and my persistence.
Greatly alarmed, he tried to climb a tree, but the Fortune pulled him down and bestowed itself upon him with cruel persistence.
Still, the easterly winds, and, generally speaking, the easterly weather all the world over, is characterized by regularity and persistence.
The minister, with good-natured persistence, repeated his invitation.
I never ceased to be fascinated by their persistence in eating buttered toast with their gloves on, and I observed with admiration the unconcern with which they wiped their fingers on their chair when they thought no one was looking.
He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the breeze with maddening persistence.
Tess was the merest stray phenomenon to Angel Clare as yet--a rosy warming apparition which had only just acquired the attribute of persistence in his consciousness.
And the course is all the clearer from there being no salary in question to put my persistence in an equivocal light.
This persistence of the wind to head him off toward the southern part of Africa was defeating his calculations, and he no longer knew upon whom or upon what to depend.
He told himself that Mildred must have senses like anybody else, it was only a question of awakening them; he had theories about woman, the rip at heart, and thought that there must come a time with everyone when she would yield to persistence.
Pierre had none of the practical persistence that would have enabled him to attend to the business himself and so he disliked it and only tried to pretend to the steward that he was attending to it.
The result of this wise persistence was that the General finally reached firmer soil and, after penetrating a dense forest, came to the Dominion of the Growleywogs.