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Anna Karenina
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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • The hall porter was doggedly silent, but when Korney told him he ought to be sent away, Kapitonitch darted up to him, and waving his hands in Korney’s face, began: "Oh yes, to be sure you’d not have let her in!

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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
  • He now dogged her footsteps, like Vaska.
  • The perspiration with which he was drenched cooled him, while the sun, that burned his back, his head, and his arms, bare to the elbow, gave a vigor and dogged energy to his labor; and more and more often now came those moments of unconsciousness, when it was possible not to think what one was doing.

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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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