She turned from the thought with a little shiver, but it hung on her all the way to the station, and dogged her down the platform with the persistency of Mr. Rosedale himself.
With the slow unalterable persistency which she had always felt in him, he was making his way through the dense mass of social antagonisms.
She did indeed leave cards in plenty; she kept herself, with a smiling and valiant persistence, well in the eye of her world; nor did she suffer any of those gross rebuffs which sometimes produce a wholesome reaction of contempt in their victim.
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The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence.