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persevere
used in Wuthering Heights

8 uses
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Definition
to keep working at something — especially despite difficulties
  • He stubbornly declined answering for a while: she persevered, and finally persuaded him to hold communion with her through the boards.
    Chapter 7 (75% in)
  • Edgar persevered in his resolution as far as the court; there he lingered.
    Chapter 8 (93% in)
  • Whether she would have got over this fancy if left to herself, or persevered in nursing it perpetually, I cannot say: she had little time to reflect.
    Chapter 10 (81% in)
  • 'To get rid of me, answer my question,' persevered Mr. Linton.
    Chapter 11 (88% in)
  • 'And why didn't mamma speak to me about him?' persevered the child.
    Chapter 20 (13% in)
  • And, hard though it be to crush her buoyant spirit, I must persevere in making her sad while I live, and leaving her solitary when I die.
    Chapter 25 (41% in)
  • I saw she was sorry for his persevering sulkiness and indolence: her conscience reproved her for frightening him off improving himself: she had done it effectually.
    Chapter 32 (58% in)
  • 'And supposing you persevered in your obstinate fast, and died by that means, and they refused to bury you in the precincts of the kirk?'
    Chapter 34 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "persevere" in Wuthering Heights.

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