pertinacity


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per·ti·nac·i·ty

 (pûr′tn-ăs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The quality or state of being pertinacious: "Again and again ... with the inexorable pertinacity of a child ... did he renew his efforts" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
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Noun1.pertinacity - persistent determinationpertinacity - 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"

pertinacity

noun
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pertinacity

[ˌpɜːtɪˈnæsɪtɪ] Npertinacia f

pertinacity

n (= perseverance)Beharrlichkeit f, → Ausdauer f; (= stubbornness)Hartnäckigkeit f

pertinacity

[ˌpɜːtɪˈnæsɪtɪ] npertinacia
References in classic literature ?
True he had flung Hook's arm to the crocodile, but even this and the increased insecurity of life to which it led, owing to the crocodile's pertinacity [persistance], hardly account for a vindictiveness so relentless and malignant.
Again and again, however, and half a dozen other agains, with the inexorable pertinacity of a child intent upon some object important to itself, did he renew his efforts for admittance.
They had not shown sufficient pertinacity in their inquiries.
You will observe, monsieur, and tell me what you think; I could so much better rely on your opinion than on my own; women cannot judge of these things as men can, and, excuse my pertinacity, monsieur, but it is natural I should feel interested about this poor little girl (pauvre petite); she has scarcely any relations, her own efforts are all she has to look to, her acquirements must be her sole fortune; her present position has once been mine, or nearly so; it is then but natural I should sympathize with her; and sometimes when I see the difficulty she has in managing pupils, I reel quite chagrined.
Though he could not help seeing how small his attainments were beside the American's, his British pertinacity, his wounded vanity (perhaps they are the same thing), would not allow him to give up the struggle.
But, for the child's own sake, it ought not to be encouraged to have such amusements,' answered I, as meekly as I could, to make up for such unusual pertinacity.
The man's quiet pertinacity kindled a sort of indignation in her.
I was as much astonished as exasperated at this singular pertinacity and imperturbable assurance on his part.
Doubtless my words surprised Henry; he at first believed them to be the wanderings of my disturbed imagination, but the pertinacity with which I continually recurred to the same subject persuaded him that my disorder indeed owed its origin to some uncommon and terrible event.
With this lamentable story , and with the humblest apologies for presuming on a slight acquaintance, the Marrables appeared at Combe-Raven, to appeal to the young ladies for a "Lucy," and to the universe for a "Falkland," with the mendicant pertinacity of a family in despair.
It followed my footsteps with a pertinacity which it would be difficult to make the reader comprehend.
These were four requisites, on which Marmaduke had insisted with a little more than his ordinary pertinacity.