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  • ’Please excuse me,’ the chaplain persisted timorously.
  • ’I’m not joking,’ Clevinger persisted.
  • The feeling of desolation persisted when they turned off the road at the squadron.
  • ’A million years?’ persisted the jeering old man with keen, sadistic zest.
  • Orr persisted impishly with increasing zest.
  • ’But they’re getting all the fame and opportunity,’ Milo persisted with a petulance that bordered on sniveling.
  • ’For what?’ persisted the chaplain more fiantically.
  • ’What does that mean, sir?’ the chaplain persisted in a voice turning shrill.
  • ’There must have been a reason,’ Yossarian persisted, pounding his fist into his hand.
  • ’You never listen to me,’ Colonel Korn persisted with relish.
  • ’This may actually help them,’ Major Danby persisted stubbornly.

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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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