He held on, in a dull persistent way, and Estella held him on; now with encouragement, now with discouragement, now almost flattering him, now openly despising him, now knowing him very well, now scarcely remembering who he was.
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She has a persistent cough.
It is the kind of problem that can be solved if we are persistent in our efforts.