"And why, I should like to know," persisted Caderousse, "should they put Dantes in prison? he has not robbed or killed or murdered."
"You persist in your incredulity, Edmond," continued Faria.
He persisted until, at last, he had not sufficient strength to rise and cast his supper out of the loophole.
No, he still persists in looking upon you as the most incomprehensible and mysterious of beings.
But why, Valentine, do you persist in anticipating the worst,—why picture so gloomy a future?
"You understand me perfectly, on the contrary," said Danglars: "but, if you will persist, I will tell you that I have just lost 700,000 francs upon the Spanish loan."
"Prince Cavalcanti," said Danglars, who persisted in giving the young man that title.
Woman, siren that you are, do you persist in fixing on me that fascinating eye, which reminds me that I ought to blush?
"Then," said Danglars, pale with anger, which was not at all due to offended paternal love,—"then, mademoiselle, you persist in your determination to accelerate my ruin?"
The events which have taken place in my house, though they now occupy the public mind, will be forgotten in time, or if, indeed, a few enemies should persist in remembering them, why then I will add them to my list of crimes.
One day, when Benedetto was about five or six, our neighbor Vasilio, who, according to the custom of the country, never locked up his purse or his valuables—for, as your excellency knows, there are no thieves in Corsica—complained that he had lost a louis out of his purse; we thought he must have made a mistake in counting his money, but he persisted in the accuracy of his statement.
Three days after the scene we have just described, namely towards five o’clock in the afternoon of the day fixed for the signature of the contract between Mademoiselle Eugenie Danglars and Andrea Cavalcanti,—whom the banker persisted in calling prince,—a fresh breeze was stirring the leaves in the little garden in front of the Count of Monte Cristo’s house, and the count was preparing to go out.
"You know, sir," said the governor, persisting, "that we are not content in such cases as this with such a simple examination.
"Still," persisted Franz, "I suppose you will allow that such men as Vampa and his band are regular villains, who have no other motive than plunder when they seize your person.
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The child persisted in asking questions despite my obvious desire to be left alone.
We expect the conditions to persist into next year.