v. i.1.To persevere.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They persevered, and I persevered; and still there she lay, in her perfect beauty of form, without a sign of life perceptible; there she lay, to all outward appearance, dead by drowning.
It is only at my express request that it will be persevered with so long.
Vernon persevered, however, in the offer of it, and though Lady Susan continued to resist, her resistance in the course of a few days seemed somewhat less formidable.
For some time, she persevered in declaring that she knew no other young man for whom she had the the smallest Affection; but upon explaining the impossibility of such a thing she said that she beleived she DID LIKE Captain M'Kenrie better than any one she knew besides.
He persevered. By the end of a quarter of an hour he had almost succeeded in capturing anew that first fine careless rapture which, six months ago, had caused him to propose to Claire and walk on air when she accepted him.
It was awkward work and hurt his bare feet, but he persevered until he had partially uncovered the body.
Darcy in anything, and persevered therefore in requiring an explanation of his two motives.
One of her admirers, however, persevered so far as to solicit her hand: the denial was mild, but resolute; like most young men who think their happiness dependent on a lady's smile, he wished to know if he had a successful rival.
But the Hits Radio presenter says they persevered and eventually it 'clicked' for them, with Mia almost doubling in size.
Determined to pursue a career in sports, Ahmad eventually persevered and is now inspiring fellow Paralympians with his story.
President Muhammadu Buhari has observed that that Senate President Bukola Saraki persevered through the course of his prosecution in the courts to establish his innocence.