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dogged
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Bleak House
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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • It may be that he pursues her doggedly and steadily, with no touch of compunction, remorse, or pity.
  • "I—certainly—did—NOT," said Coavinses, whose doggedness in utterly renouncing the idea was of that intense kind that he could only give adequate expression to it by putting a long interval between each word, and accompanying the last with a jerk that might have dislocated his neck.

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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 left it to Jenny’s husband to say what he chose, and after a dogged silence the latter turned his shaggy head towards me.

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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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