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dogged
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Treasure Island
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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • He had lain like a Trojan behind his mattress in the gallery; he had followed every order silently, doggedly, and well; he was the oldest of our party by a score of years; and now, sullen, old, serviceable servant, it was he that was to die.

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

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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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