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dogged
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: dogged determination Define
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • Acting as though it could not see them, it shuffled hunchbacked, slowly and doggedly, towards the far end of the room, all the while muttering under its breath in a hoarse, deep voice like a bullfrogs.
  • Yeah, well,’ said Sirius, ’you made us feel ashamed of ourselves sometimes… that was something…" ’And,’ said Harry doggedly, determined to say everything that was on his mind now he was here, ’he kept looking over at the girls by the lake, hoping they were watching him!

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

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as in: dogged by problems Define
followed; or persistently annoyed
  • Well, just watch yourself, Potter, because I’ll be dogging your footsteps in case you step out of line.
  • Or had Malfoy’s use of the word ’dogging’ been a coincidence?

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  • The expedition was dogged by one problem after the next.
  • She was dogged by one problem after the next.

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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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