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dogged
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Crime and Punishment
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as in: dogged by problems Define
followed; or persistently annoyed
  • He sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps.

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  • The expedition was dogged by one problem after the next.
  • She was dogged by one problem after the next.

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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • But in the last resort he simply ceased to believe in himself, and doggedly, slavishly sought arguments in all directions, fumbling for them, as though someone were forcing and drawing him to it.

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

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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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