However, I felt like a schoolmaster amidst children, and persisted, and presently I had a score of noun substantives at least at my command; and then I got to demonstrative pronouns, and even the verb "to eat."
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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.