persist in

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Related to persist in: persist in doing
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Verb1.persist in - do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; "We continued our research into the cause of the illness"; "The landlord persists in asking us to move"
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"
keep on, retain, continue, keep - allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
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"The oil market is even more oversupplied than we had expected and we now forecast this surplus to persist in 2016," Goldman analysts including Damien Courvalin wrote in the report.
The Islamist leader's supporters have denounced his ouster as a military coup and vowed to persist in protesting until he is reinstated.
Rifai went to say "al-Maliki and his government did not recover the rights of the protesters, but intentionally practice every day its marginalization and exclusion policy against Sunnis stressing that Maliki government will continue sectarian policy although the protesters in Iraq still persist in yards of sit-ins for more than three months to recover their usurped rights." / End