She persisted: "Do you get to see many plays, Mr. Wutherspoon?"
Carol was dismayed by the casualness of their cruelty, but she persisted.
Even in the shop he persisted in his finery.
Carol was deft, and won shy praise from Kennicott, but as her shoulder blades began to sting, she wondered how many millions of women had lied to themselves during the death-rimmed years through which they had pretended to enjoy the puerile methods persisting in housework.
At breakfast-time her agonies were night-blurred, and persisted only as a nervous irresolution.
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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.