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persisting

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Persist \Per*sist"\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Persisted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Persisting}.] [L. persistere; per + sistere to stand or be fixed, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. persister. See {Per-}, and {Stand}.] To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.

If they persist in pointing their batteries against particular persons, no laws of war forbid the making reprisals. --Addison.

Some positive, persisting fops we know, Who, if once wrong, will needs be always so. --Pope.

That face persists. It floats up; it turns over in my mind. --Mrs. Browning.

Syn: See {Persevere}, and {Insist}. Persistence

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Persisting \Per*sist"ing\, adjective Inclined to persist; tenacious of purpose; persistent. -- {Per*sist"ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

persisting

adjective

1: relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit; "impossible to escape the dogging fears" [syn: {dogging}, {persisting}]


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