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dogged
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • "Mr. Gaunt," said Ogden doggedly, "I am afraid that neither your ancestors nor mine have anything to do with the matter in hand.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • And still there were those inexplicable times when Malfoy simply vanished from the map…… But Harry did not get a lot of time to consider the problem, what with Quidditch practice, homework, and the fact that he was now being dogged wherever he went by Cormac McLaggen and Lavender Brown.

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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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