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dogged
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
dogged determination
Definition continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • She worked with dogged determination.
dogged = continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • High achieving students often do well in jobs because of their dogged effort.
  • dogged = continuing effort despite difficulties
  • She has been a dogged defender of free speech.
  • dogged = continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • "My parents," Johnny repeated doggedly, "did they ask about me?"
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulties
  • He felt himself slipping into darkness and blinked hard, doggedly clinging to life, willing himself to not let go.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • doggedly = with determined effort
  • They had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction,
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulties
  • The thought of Prim having to watch that keeps me doggedly inching my way toward the hideout.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulty
  • They bore on south in the days and weeks to follow. Solitary and dogged.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • dogged = continuing despite difficulties
  • I thought I would watch for the Count's return, and for a long time sat doggedly at the window.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • doggedly = with determined effort
  • With the obsessive attention to detail that characterized his brand of dogged genius, Rosellini purged his life of all but the most primitive tools, which he fashioned from native materials with his own hands.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
dogged = determined and persistent

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2  —as in:
dogged by problems
Definition followed; or persistently annoyed
  • The expedition was dogged by one problem after the next.
dogged = persistently annoyed; or followed
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was dogged by one problem after the next.
  • dogged = persistently annoyed; or followed
  • Well, just watch yourself, Potter, because I'll be dogging your footsteps in case you step out of line.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • dogging = following
  • I won't have her childhood disturbed by photographers dogging her at soccer games or hanging from trees at school picnics.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • dogging = following; or persistently annoying
  • I hurried on and he came after, dogging my footsteps in a suspicious silence.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • dogging = following
  • He sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • dogging = following
  • A stranger then is still dogging us, just as a stranger dogged us in London.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • dogging = following
  • He did; and then it seemed to me that he was dogging us, but with what intent I could not for the life of me imagine.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • dogging = following
  • Peeta and I eat together, and since Haymitch keeps dogging us about it, try to keep up a friendly conversation during the meals.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • dogging = annoying (over and over again)
  • I felt sure that I was followed in the street, and my every movement dogged by those to whom I would not condescend to turn and look.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  Dead Men Tell No Tales

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