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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • Seeing that what he said had no effect on me or any of us, he sat on the edge of his table with his hands in his pockets, and one of his splay feet twisted round the other leg, waiting doggedly for what might follow.

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  • She worked with dogged determination.
  • High achieving students often succeed because of their dogged effort.

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  • The natural result of this treatment, continued, I suppose, for some six months or more, was to make me sullen, dull, and dogged.

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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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