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  • Her perseverance was finally rewarded.
  • . . . let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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  • The wall-paper, as I said before, is torn off in spots, and it sticketh closer than a brother—they must have had perseverance as well as hatred.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Maybe it was because of Rahel, who sat staring off into space, her face blank, even as the speakers up on the stage praised the strikers’ courage, their perseverance, their cause.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Once a month I would go through building security, ride the elevator up to Pretrial Services, and sign in, waiting in a dingy room decorated with inspirational and cautionary posters that reminded me about Perseverance and to Use Condoms.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I suggested to his friends and family that Walter’s strength, resistance, and perseverance were a triumph worth celebrating, an accomplishment to be remembered.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • You do what you can under extreme circumstances, perseverance your only goal.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And one summer he took up the French horn, which he’d had a few lessons in during elementary school, and he showed more perseverance than the family had ever seen in him.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • They’re a symbol of strength and perseverance."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He embodied everything the military was looking for: leadership, intelligence, dependability, integrity, tact, selflessness, and perseverance.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They met in graduate school; he flitted from lab to lab with a prodigious curiosity but little perseverance.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • My aunt has always talked about marriage with words straight out of The Book of Shhh, words like duty, responsibility, and perseverance.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • If I had not known that strength, that pure perseverance, I could not have become a writer.
    Kaye Gibbons  --  My Mother, Literature, and a Life Split Neatly into Two Halves
  • It was work that required immense perseverance and the ability to assess the likelihood of actually finding the guy who mattered.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Right, but really, I mean aside from us obviously, cancer kids are not statistically more likely to be awesome or compassionate or perseverant or whatever.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I was relieved from it by the humane hand of Mr. DAVID RUGGLES, whose vigilance, kindness, and perseverance, I shall never forget.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Tronjheim was a stunning monument to the dwarves’ power and perseverance.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • A great deal of their money and perseverance and they found a place to sleep.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Nothing can be achieved without perseverance.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • This same person, with almost incredible patience and perseverance, had contrived to provide himself with tools requisite for so unparalleled an attempt.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Everything was working in my favour, and I swore that it should not be through lack of energy or perseverance that I should miss the chance which fortune had thrown in my way.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • I’m used to perseverance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • It took no inconsiderable perseverance to arouse the inmates; but at last the respectable proprietor appeared, and undid the door.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He said with prayer and perseverance, God might one day forgive me.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But for Miss Sullivan’s genius, untiring perseverance and devotion, I could not have progressed as far as I have toward natural speech.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • An ancient Hawaiian war-club or spear-paddle, in its full multiplicity and elaboration of carving, is as great a trophy of human perseverance as a Latin lexicon.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • What we really want them to learn is far more important: teamwork, perseverance, sportsmanship, the value of hard work, an ability to deal with adversity.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The city, notwithstanding the incredible perseverance of its mayor, had attempted a sort of mutiny for a surrender; the mayor had hanged the mutineers.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR successive phases, which natures of a certain stamp can alone traverse,—reasoning, will, perseverance.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’Patience, order and perseverance will help us through all our work, and I agree with you that a visit to the wreck is without doubt our first duty.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It was not an easy task for him to go through life looking something like Henry Fonda, but he never once thought of quitting, having inherited his perseverance from his father, a lanky man with a good sense of humor.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Oh! no; I was pleased with my own perseverance in asking questions; and amused to think how little information I obtained.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Waste forces within him, and a desert all around, this man stood still on his way across a silent terrace, and saw for a moment, lying in the wilderness before him, a mirage of honourable ambition, self-denial, and perseverance.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I do myself the honour of calling as soon as possible after my arrival, to express the hope that I have not inconvenienced you by my perseverance in soliciting the occupation of Thrushcross Grange: I heard yesterday you had had some thoughts — ’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I am practically industrious—painstaking, a workman to execute with perseverance and labour—but besides this there is a love for the marvellous, a belief in the marvellous, intertwined in all my projects, which hurries me out of the common pathways of men, even to the wild sea and unvisited regions I am about to explore.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • To speak of Tuskegee without paying special tribute to Booker T. Washington’s genius and perseverance would be impossible.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • But I have none: the king-becoming graces, As justice, verity, temperance, stableness, Bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness, Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude, I have no relish of them; but abound In the division of each several crime, Acting it many ways.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • By perseverance and unwearied industry, she was now mistress of a snug little home, surrounded with the necessaries of life.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Kindly, as usual — and, as usual, rather trite — she condoled with him on the pressure of business he had had all day; on the annoyance it must have been to him with that painful sprain: then she commended his patience and perseverance in going through with it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Aureliano Segundo was the only one who felt a cordial compassion for him and he tried to break his perseverance.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He had, however, a happy mixture of pliability and perseverance in his nature; he was in form and spirit like a supple-jack—yielding, but tough; though he bent, he never broke; and though he bowed beneath the slightest pressure, yet, the moment it was away—jerk!
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • ’Well, you’ll need to demonstrate the ability to react well to pressure and so forth,’ said Professor McGonagall, ’perseverance and dedication, because Auror training takes a further three years, not to mention very high skills in practical Defence.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • When spring came to St. Louis, I took out my first library card, and since Bailey and I seemed to be growing apart, I spent most of my Saturdays at the library (no interruptions) breathing in the world of penniless shoeshine boys who, with goodness and perseverance, became rich, rich men, and gave baskets of goodies to the poor on holidays.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He wheedled, bribed, ridiculed, threatened, and scolded; affected indifference, that he might surprise the truth from her; declared he knew, then that he didn’t care; and at last, by dint of perseverance, he satisfied himself that it concerned Meg and Mr. Brooke.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • At last she recollected that she had been travelling, and they talked of Matlock and Dove Dale with great perseverance.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • As if this were not bad enough for me, the boys, connecting me with the establishment, on account of the patience and perseverance with which I sat outside, half-dressed, pelted me, and used me very ill all day.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • It takes a lot of perseverance to hang tough with challenging choices.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
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