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War and Peace
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  • Though the latter held on tenaciously, her voice lost none of its honeyed firmness and softness.
  • The motion of the small foot shod in a Tartar boot embroidered with silver, and the firm pressure of the lean sinewy hand, showed that the prince still possessed the tenacious endurance and vigor of hardy old age.
  • He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.
  • And she deduced the essentials of his wishes quite correctly, and having once arrived at them clung to them tenaciously.
  • Still alive…. tenacious…. serves him right!
  • But when we watch the ants round their ruined heap, the tenacity, energy, and immense number of the delving insects prove that despite the destruction of the heap, something indestructible, which though intangible is the real strength of the colony, still exists; and similarly, though in Moscow in the month of October there was no government and no churches, shrines, riches, or houses—it was still the Moscow it had been in August.

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  • She is as tenacious as a bulldog.
  • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it

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