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We will persevere through these difficult times. Better days are ahead.
  to keep working at something — especially despite difficulties
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  • We will persevere through these difficult times. Better days are ahead.
  • Despite an injured ankle, she persevered in overtime to help her team win.
  • In such a universe, it seems ridiculous and foolhardy to attempt a creation of one’s own, but still, I persevere.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • They continued to walk onward, while the elder traveller exhorted his companion to make good speed and persevere in the path,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown

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  • Colonel Maycomb persevered in his efforts to make the region safe for democracy, but his first campaign was his last.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Mr. Gore was proud, ambitious, and persevering.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • This in itself is dangerous since the branches are becoming precariously thin even for me, but I persevere.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I will be cool, persevering, and prudent.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The first time he tried to smoke it made him sick, but he persevered, and spun the packet out for a long time, smoking half a cigarette after each meal.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Apparently she had revived enough to persevere in her profession.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • He was ambitious enough to be contented with nothing short of the highest rank of overseers, and persevering enough to reach the height of his ambition.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • A tyrant may put him in prison, but he can still persevere in living in harmony with Nature.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Nevertheless I persevered.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She could have persevered, as I believe you will.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Eggs kept extruding from her abdomen, which made it difficult for me to concentrate, but I persevered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I’m going to persevere with my bra, even if it does bunch up.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • Somehow, in these terrible circumstances, my mother and I found the will to persevere.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "Tell them you built a robot," Allan persevered.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He persevered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I persevere and thrive on adversity.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "We only ever had the one sun at home," persevered Arthur.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • For forty years they have persevered and spread God’s word.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Her persevering and patient love seemed completely to surround the countess every moment, not explaining or consoling, but recalling her to life.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Miss Ophelia still persevered in her labors in the housekeeping line.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ’Eat it and tell me if it’s good,’ Milo persevered.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • It was much harder work now, but Herbert and Startop persevered, and rowed and rowed and rowed until the sun went down.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Eragon persevered.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • On Miss Lucas’s persevering, however, she added, "Very well, if it must be so, it must."
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He stubbornly declined answering for a while: she persevered, and finally persuaded him to hold communion with her through the boards.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "Well, you must persevere," said Fanny sententiously.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • They were still fishing perseveringly, when he peeped in at the gate for the second time; but, now they seemed to have got a bite.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Meanwhile I trust and hope and persevere, and try not to let the bitter memory of "The Frost King" trammel my efforts.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • But the arrivees persevered, and in the end they were received by them They asked for a plot of land to build on, An evil forest was where the clan buried all those who died of the really evil diseases, like leprosy and smallpox.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The big stranger persevered.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Persevering through daily disappointments was his stock in trade, because the families who came to Refugee Family Services were frequently among the neediest in Clarkston.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • There is a population of eight or nine thousand persons living here in the sea, adding largely every year to the National wealth by the boldest and most persevering industry.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Dumbledore must have taught thousands of students," Scrimgeour persevered.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I do nothing at all, I persevere in that.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • But Mr. Fowler being a persevering man, as a good seaman should be, blockaded the house, and having met you succeeded by certain arguments, metallic or otherwise, in convincing you that your interests were the same as his.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • You see, it is so hard for these creatures to persevere.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • He inquired what was the will of his persevering visitor. d’Artagnan then repeated his name, and in an instant recovering all his remembrances of the present and the past, M. de Treville grasped the situation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • To persevere was always a reflection of the state of one’s inner life, one’s philosophy, and one’s perspective.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • It made him so very unhappy, indeed, that it could not be persevered in.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • "Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • ’However, when I saw how good-humouredly he persevered in the work with his awkward unskilful fingers, I took pity upon him, and conquering the disgust I felt, finished lining the skin dog-collars he had so ingeniously contrived.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Teachers and pupils may look coldly on you for a day or two, but friendly feelings are concealed in their hearts; and if you persevere in doing well, these feelings will ere long appear so much the more evidently for their temporary suppression.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • * * * * * The gas-lamps were lighted; Mrs. Bedwin was waiting anxiously at the open door; the servant had run up the street twenty times to see if there were any traces of Oliver; and still the two old gentlemen sat, perseveringly, in the dark parlour, with the watch between them.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And also the way she had of just persevering, no matter what life threw at her.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • This is only a personal opinion; but, to utter our whole thought, at the point where Jean Valjean had arrived when he began to love Cosette, it is by no means clear to us that he did not need this encouragement in order that he might persevere in well-doing.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Vidocq, for example, was a good guesser and a persevering man.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
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