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tenacious
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition persistent 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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