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Definitionpersistent and unyielding
- he has no conception of the oyster-like tenacity with which an old settler ... clings to the spot where his successive generations have been embedded.Introductory (19% in)
tenacity = determination and persistence
- 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)
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