"All the same," John persisted, "I don’t believe it’s right."
Because, after all, it’s the sort of accident that might have happened to any one; and, of course, the social body persists although the component cells may change.
Mustapha Mond tried to make him get up; but Bernard persisted in his grovelling; the stream of words poured out inexhaustibly.
"Does the fool think I’m too squeamish to see the word written out at full length?") "Partly on his interest being focussed on what he calls ’the soul,’ which he persists in regarding as an entity independent of the physical environment, whereas, as I tried to point out to him …" The Controller skipped the next sentences and was just about to turn the page in search of something more interestingly concrete, when his eye was caught by a series of quite extraordinary phrases.
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The child persisted in asking questions despite my obvious desire to be left alone.
We expect the conditions to persist into next year.