toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

persist
used in Crime and Punishment

8 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to continue — often despite difficulty
  • The slight shivering still persisted, but that too was an almost pleasant sensation.
    3.6 -- Part 3 Chapter 6 (50% in)
  • "The chief thing is," Raskolnikov persisted, "to keep her out of this scoundrel's hands!
    1.4 -- Part 1 Chapter 4 (76% in)
  • He drew a deep breath—but his dream seemed strangely to persist: his door was flung open and a man whom he had never seen stood in the doorway watching him intently.
    3.6 -- Part 3 Chapter 6 (94% in)
  • What, what could she do?" she persisted, getting hot and excited.
    4.4 -- Part 4 Chapter 4 (23% in)
  • "And, what, if even now, while Katerina Ivanovna is alive, you get ill and are taken to the hospital, what will happen then?" he persisted pitilessly.
    4.4 -- Part 4 Chapter 4 (35% in)
  • I want you to," he persisted.
    4.4 -- Part 4 Chapter 4 (67% in)
  • Isn't that so?" persisted Svidrigailov with a sly smile.
    6.3 -- Part 6 Chapter 3 (69% in)
  • The rain still persisted.
    6.6 -- Part 6 Chapter 6 (21% in)

There are no more uses of "persist" in Crime and Punishment.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®