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persist
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The Awakening
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  • "But for the fun of it," persisted Edna.
  • "At what time this afternoon?" persisted the old gentleman, with nagging determination, as if he were cross-questioning a criminal in a court of justice.
  • Edna tapped her foot impatiently, and wondered why the children persisted in playing in the sun when they might be under the trees.
  • "Immense, I tell you," persisted Madame Ratignolle, surveying the sketches one by one, at close range, then holding them at arm’s length, narrowing her eyes, and dropping her head on one side.
  • "No," persisted Edna; "but you go on.

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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.

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