stick-to-itiveness


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stick-to-it·ive·ness

 (stĭk-to͞o′ĭ-tĭv-nĭs)
n. Informal
Unwavering pertinacity; perseverance: "You've got to have reasonable goals and the stick-to-itiveness to get there" (J. Robert Buchanan).

stick-to-itiveness

n
informal US persistence, tenacity
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paid tribute to Espenilla's intellect, judgment, vision, not forgetting his stick-to-itiveness and sense of humor.
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Cuisia for being so proactive, so hands on, and for their stick-to-itiveness in seeing this project through until its completion, said Del Rosario in his remarks.
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Once she decided the Air Force was a great possibility for her, I was surprised at her stick-to-itiveness and the fact that she made it happen.
With enough stick-to-itiveness, you will overcome all sorts of mistakes, and all sorts of bad luck.
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But we have an educated and resourceful workforce, a strong work ethic and a tradition of stick-to-itiveness.
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