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tenacious
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
persistent and unyielding
  • Taking a handful of these, she arranged them along the lines of the scarlet letter that decorated the maternal bosom, to which the burrs, as their nature was, tenaciously adhered.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (50% in)
  • The new inhabitant—who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came—has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oyster-like tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been embedded.
    Introductory (19% in)

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