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perseverance
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David Copperfield
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  • As if this were not bad enough for me, the boys, connecting me with the establishment, on account of the patience and perseverance with which I sat outside, half-dressed, pelted me, and used me very ill all day.
  • ’My love, no. Perseverance and strength of character will enable us to bear much worse things.’
  • It was one of the irons I began to heat immediately, and one of the irons I kept hot, and hammered at, with a perseverance I may honestly admire.
  • I would trust to my fidelity and perseverance — and to Dora.’
  • She was one of those people who can bear a great deal of pleasure, and she never flinched in her perseverance in the cause.
  • Traddles now informed me, as the result of his inquiries, that the mere mechanical acquisition necessary, except in rare cases, for thorough excellence in it, that is to say, a perfect and entire command of the mystery of short-hand writing and reading, was about equal in difficulty to the mastery of six languages; and that it might perhaps be attained, by dint of perseverance, in the course of a few years.
  • I will only add, to what I have already written of my perseverance at this time of my life, and of a patient and continuous energy which then began to be matured within me, and which I know to be the strong part of my character, if it have any strength at all, that there, on looking back, I find the source of my success.

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  • Her perseverance was finally rewarded.
  • . . . let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real

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