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dogged
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Great Expectations
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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • After that day, a day rarely passed without her drawing the hammer on her slate, and without Orlick’s slouching in and standing doggedly before her, as if he knew no more than I did what to make of it.
  • "Yes!" said he, facing round, after doggedly preceding me a few steps towards the house.

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  • So, the Spider, doggedly watching Estella, outwatched many brighter insects, and would often uncoil himself and drop at the right nick of time.

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  • She worked with dogged determination.
  • High achieving students often succeed because of their dogged effort.

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unspecified meaning
  • But I felt myself so unequal to the performance that I gave it up, and stood looking at Miss Havisham in what I suppose she took for a dogged manner, inasmuch as she said, when we had taken a good look at each other,— "Are you sullen and obstinate?"

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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
as in: dogged by problems Define
followed; or persistently annoyed
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