It is narrow asceticism; I don’t like to see you persisting in it, Maggie.
Maggie did not persist in objecting.
Dr. Kenn, at first enlightened only by a few hints as to the new turn which gossip and slander had taken in relation to Maggie, had recently been made more fully aware of it by an earnest remonstrance from one of his male parishioners against the indiscretion of persisting in the attempt to overcome the prevalent feeling in the parish by a course of resistance.
"Maggie," he said, in a tone of remonstrance, "don’t persist in this wilful, senseless privation.
"Yes, yes," persisted Lucy; "I can’t help being hopeful about it.
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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.