I propped my eyelids open with my two forefingers, and looked perseveringly at her as she sat at work; at the little bit of wax-candle she kept for her thread — how old it looked, being so wrinkled in all directions!
’I think I am earnest and persevering?’
I wanted to see how you would come out of the trial, Trot; and you came out nobly — persevering, self-reliant, self-denying!
But for his having been so patient and persevering for so long a time, we never could have hoped to do anything worth speaking of.
Still, looking forward through this intermediate stage, to the time when there should be a perfect sympathy between Dora and me, and when I should have ’formed her mind’ to my entire satisfaction, I persevered, even for months.
There are no more uses of "persevere" in the book.
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We will persevere through these difficult times. Better days are ahead.
Despite an injured ankle, she persevered in overtime to help her team win.