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  • She has been a dogged defender of free speech.
  • High achieving students often do well in jobs because of their dogged effort.
    dogged = continuing effort despite difficulties
  • "My parents," Johnny repeated doggedly, "did they ask about me?"   (source)
    doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulties
  • He felt himself slipping into darkness and blinked hard, doggedly clinging to life, willing himself to not let go.   (source)
    doggedly = with determined effort
  • The thought of Prim having to watch that keeps me doggedly inching my way toward the hideout.   (source)
    doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulty
  • Her face was burning and there was a dogged ache in her arms and legs—a numbness that was simultaneously painful and exhausting.   (source)
    dogged = persistent
  • With the obsessive attention to detail that characterized his brand of dogged genius, Rosellini purged his life of all but the most primitive tools, which he fashioned from native materials with his own hands.   (source)
    dogged = determined and persistent
  • My dogged obsessiveness leads me to ignore all manner of threats, and the risk to the fortune Daisy and I have stumbled into.   (source)
    dogged = persistent (continuing despite difficulties)
  • They bore on south in the days and weeks to follow. Solitary and dogged.   (source)
    dogged = continuing despite difficulties
  • But Meg, with the dogged tenacity that had so often caused her trouble, continued.   (source)
    dogged = determined and persistent
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  • He tried to imitate her expression, her face scrunched in dogged effort.   (source)
  • ...all looking at him with grim and dogged expressions.   (source)
  • He could hear sounds everywhere now, cracks, rustles, mysterious whispers-but his dogged realistic brain knew them for what they were-the creations of his own heated imagination.   (source)
    dogged = continuing despite difficulties
  • George starts doggedly out...   (source)
    doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulties
  • They had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction,   (source)
  • I thought I would watch for the Count's return, and for a long time sat doggedly at the window.   (source)
    doggedly = with determined effort
  • Roy doggedly aimed himself for the woods.†   (source)
  • I mourned for that sweet boy's death, but I mourned more for Daedalus, winging doggedly onwards, dragging that desperate grief behind him.†   (source)
  • Johann's pulse was racing as he fought his way doggedly across the muddy ground.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He hikes doggedly onward, muttering to himself.†   (source)
  • Or imagine a country where Renee's doggedness is not the exception, but a cultural trait, embedded as deeply as the culture of honor in the Cumberland Plateau.†   (source)
  • Tears were streaming down the maester's face, yet he shook his head doggedly.†   (source)
  • "I didn't see anybody," I repeated doggedly.†   (source)
  • "The ship did not land," I said doggedly.†   (source)
  • That's my brand of doggedness.†   (source)
  • Sherman doggedly hopped rung to rung on one foot.†   (source)
  • He scarcely knew who was battling whom, who was winning, who was losing, as though he hoped that by doggedly ignoring the war it would return the favor.†   (source)
  • Above the whine of the engine he could hear the tires crunch doggedly through the deepening snow and ice.†   (source)
  • "My point exactly," the mayor said doggedly.†   (source)
  • It would discuss the incompetence of the cops (it was a biased case, full of dead ends and wrong turns, with the police department focused doggedly on the wrong man).†   (source)
  • She had been riding doggedly, staring straight ahead.†   (source)
  • I did well in school not so much through cleverness as through doggedness.†   (source)
  • With loud complaints he hung on doggedly until the other two had climbed out over him and pulled him up, somewhat dazed and discouraged.†   (source)
  • She crosses through the room, goes to the window, opens it, and brings in a feeble little plant growing doggedly in a small pot on the windowsill.†   (source)
  • "Hit was me," harangued Pap Himes doggedly.†   (source)
  • Yet now that Meena had news about Naina, her doggedness came to the surface again: She was determined to recover her daughter.†   (source)
  • But anyone who has spent time in Mortenson's presence, who's watched him wear down a congressman or a reluctant philanthropist or an Afghan warlord with his doggedness, until he pried loose overdue relief funds, or a donation, or the permission he was seeking to pass into tribal territories, would recognize this night as one more example of Mortenson's steely-mindedness.†   (source)
  • And with his usual stubborn and inarticulate doggedness, Roland laid mental hands on whatever it was.†   (source)
  • The Company were footsore and tired; but they trudged doggedly along the rough and winding track for many miles.†   (source)
  • 'Then what do you do with it?' demanded Milo, plodding along doggedly through his mounting confusion to fling out the question burning on his lips.†   (source)
  • She would stare all the more doggedly at her image in an attempt to wish them away and keep only what was hers alone.†   (source)
  • "You should have told me we were choosing a case for your girlfriend," I say doggedly, staring down at the table.†   (source)
  • As opener, my forté was whaling away at the ball and trying to weather the first salvo while demoralizing the bowlers, while Shiva's strength was to doggedly defend his wicket, anchoring the team, even if he scored few runs.†   (source)
  • "Nonsense, I like their singing," the broad man said doggedly.†   (source)
  • He went on doggedly for a few more sentences and turned to Daphne.†   (source)
  • That he had pressed doggedly for a greater part in the war by the French navy would stand as one of his own proudest efforts, and with reason, given what happened at Yorktown.†   (source)
  • Liz had doggedly followed it through.†   (source)
  • Six of us, including Call and Caroline and me, were freshmen, five were sophomores, three juniors, and a lone senior girl, Myrna Dolman, who wore thick glasses and doggedly maintained the ambition she had harbored since first grade to become a primary schoolteacher.†   (source)
  • Imprisoned, she would work doggedly to escape.†   (source)
  • He lifts his head, considers me, then lowers it again to keep an eye on crevasses and seams, icy scree, slick rocky ledges--doggedly continuing.†   (source)
  • It would only be for a day or two; just while I could get the certificate,' Aunt Harriet went doggedly on.†   (source)
  • Max jogged along with the others, shooting curious glances at the instructor as they lapped doggedly around the room.†   (source)
  • "I mean," Clary went on doggedly, "do you think there's something he could do to make you like him?"†   (source)
  • The excitement of our program had now been gone for weeks, but still we kept on with a tired doggedness.†   (source)
  • Junior folded his own slice of bread into quarters to get it over with quicker, and he took a large bite and chewed doggedly, listening to the rustles behind him.†   (source)
  • A successful woman,Eve thought,a fighter, one who had pursued justice doggedly.†   (source)
  • Wyoh plowed doggedly into Prof, certain she had all answers.†   (source)
  • DYSART [doggedly]: Possibly.†   (source)
  • BRADY (Doggedly) The sun stopped.†   (source)
  • I was laboring doggedly, yet after six weeks of college I was already six months behind most of my peers.†   (source)
  • We lost the flare of excitement and we had not yet put on the doggedness of a long war.†   (source)
  • His feet were completely dead now, his knees worked like old hinges, his kidneys functioned when they would, but his heart persisted doggedly to beat.†   (source)
  • "Now to look out for a place to sleep-is that it?" he remarked doggedly.†   (source)
  • Hassop again smashed into the Barrier, fell, crawled, and regained his feet to dart off again like a cornered rat, Reich following him doggedly.†   (source)
  • I felt all the dogged argumentativeness of my nature awake within me as I answered him, "I am satisfied that Lucy's body is not in that coffin, but that only proves one thing."   (source)
    dogged = determined and persistent
  • I think that through the cloudiness of his insanity he saw some antagonism in me, for he at once fell back on the last refuge of such as he, a dogged silence.   (source)
  • He was not the dogged Scrooge he had been; and though the Spirit's eyes were clear and kind, he did not like to meet them.   (source)
    dogged = stubborn
  • I nod toward the old woman doggedly making her way toward us.†   (source)
  • "Because her cat acted like all cats do," Hagrid continued doggedly.†   (source)
  • I studied my artificing more doggedly than anything else.†   (source)
  • "He's thinking about being a mining engineer," Dad said doggedly.†   (source)
  • "The last dragon in Westeros was the last dragon," said Armen doggedly.†   (source)
  • They trudge along doggedly, or so it seems to me.†   (source)
  • "Lyn Corbray is a dangerous man," Lord Nestor said doggedly.†   (source)
  • "And lending her books, and all sich," he pursued doggedly.†   (source)
  • He gripped tighter on the hilt of his sword and went on doggedly.†   (source)
  • Well, she's not in your class, and best leave her alone," returned MacPherson doggedly.†   (source)
  • Deanie kept on doggedly, and tied threads, almost asleep.†   (source)
  • He had loved them doggedly, had always been at hand with his money to pull them out of their errors.†   (source)
  • She continued doggedly, "It rained that night, and it was raining in my dream--anyways, it was wet.†   (source)
  • Gaunt," said Ogden doggedly, "I am afraid that neither your ancestors nor mine have anything to do with the matter in hand.†   (source)
  • Over the preceding days, Cotter had been doggedly working the satellite phone to arrange a helicopter evacuation from the lower end of the Cum, so that Beck wouldn't have to descend the treacherous ropes and ladders of the Icefall, which would have been difficult and very hazardous with such severely injured hands.†   (source)
  • For me—and I'll keep repeating it doggedly till I die, till I fall over on my ungrateful nihilistic face and am too weak to say it: better never born, than born into this cesspool.†   (source)
  • Lilian fought doggedly to open the wine bottle with shaking fingers, and poured them each a glass, watching Sam's expression as he read.†   (source)
  • We somehow had to get out into those infamous mountain passes and put a stop to this clandestine infiltration of faceless tribal warriors making their way across the border, doggedly, silently, prepared to fight at the drop of a turban.†   (source)
  • '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!†   (source)
  • On the train ride back, Clara was doggedly silent, while Margarethe hugged her bag to her chest, looking very unsure of herself.†   (source)
  • "It's not malfeasance," Arwyl said doggedly, glaring at Hemme from behind his spectacles, the grandfatherly lines on his face forming a fierce scowl.†   (source)
  • "Lord Stannis helped us when we needed help," Marsh said doggedly, "but he is still a rebel, and his cause is doomed.†   (source)
  • 'Illegal tobacco,' Milo explained to him with a look of epileptic lust, struggling doggedly to get by.†   (source)
  • Then I heard the single footfalls coming doggedly toward me in the night, an eerie slapping sound followed by a precise and hallucinated cry — "Time's flying Souls dying The coming of the Lord Draweth niiiiigh!†   (source)
  • This guy Greg quietly, doggedly heading back into a war zone to do battle with the real causes of terror is every bit as heroic as those firemen running up the stairs of the burning towers while everyone else was frantically trying to get out.†   (source)
  • She turned doggedly to her steering-wheel and levers, and took greater chances than ever with the going, for speed's sake.†   (source)
  • Mutely, doggedly, she pressed on, and rounding a bend in a long, lonely stretch of road, saw before her the tall, lithe form of a man, trousers tucked into boots, a tall staff in hand, making swift progress up the road.†   (source)
  • But the world the Old Man had created at Stony Hill was different from the world where he worked, doggedly honest but out of place, in the end.†   (source)
  • But he was so earnest, so doggedly determined to sweat it out — he didn't have any aptitude but he kept on trying — that I must have done that, subconsciously.†   (source)
  • She seemed very tender and very small in the waist to be trudging along so doggedly, when they had her like that.†   (source)
  • BRADY (Doggedly) Yes.†   (source)
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  • She was dogged by one problem after the next.
  • Peeta and I eat together, and since Haymitch keeps dogging us about it, try to keep up a friendly conversation during the meals.   (source)
    dogging = annoying (over and over again)
  • He was jittery and dogged by airsickness.   (source)
    dogged = persistently troubled
  • Well, just watch yourself, Potter, because I'll be dogging your footsteps in case you step out of line.   (source)
    dogging = following
  • They came when misfortune dogged their steps or when they had a dispute with their neighbours.   (source)
    dogged = persistently troubled
  • I won't have her childhood disturbed by photographers dogging her at soccer games or hanging from trees at school picnics.   (source)
    dogging = following; or persistently annoying
  • I hurried on and he came after, dogging my footsteps in a suspicious silence.   (source)
    dogging = following
  • A stranger then is still dogging us, just as a stranger dogged us in London.   (source)
  • He sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps.   (source)
  • He did; and then it seemed to me that he was dogging us, but with what intent I could not for the life of me imagine.   (source)
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  • Jaime and I were riding back from Lannisport when we heard a scream, and she came running out into the road with two men dogging her heels, shouting threats.†   (source)
  • You guys on JV —if you play well and some varsity player is dogging it, I'll bring you up in a heartbeat.†   (source)
  • News of our demise would be a three-line notation buried on the back page of a white newspaper were it not for the Northern reporters' nosy persistence in getting the facts and dogging the trail of segregationists.†   (source)
  • I could've stayed there with Ernie forever, dogging it and cracking jokes in the features department, but I couldn't decide whether I wanted to be a writer or a musician, not knowing that it was possible to do both.†   (source)
  • Nick and Trip played high, and I kept dogging Ice.†   (source)
  • I tried to pretend I didn't see Frankie dogging along at my elbow and sat close by Doreen at the table.†   (source)
  • German fighters showed up at the coastline, dogging various squadrons all the way, and by the time we were within striking range, flak bursts had already formed a dense fog over the entire city.†   (source)
  • You oughta be out running around in a convertible, bird-dogging girls.†   (source)
  • Near the bow they went up another ladder into the torpedo room, dogging the hatch down behind them, and proceeded aft through the torpedo storage and crew spaces.†   (source)
  • Also, the constant sound and motion of her flight helped distract him from the black thoughts that had been dogging him.†   (source)
  • "Well, if you ask me," Kyle said, turning to dump his remaining coffee out in the sink, "you ought to pick one of them and quit dogging around.†   (source)
  • They know that you're bird-dogging Pearce for me?" he said angrily.†   (source)
  • Some problems were dogging him.†   (source)
  • Backed clown fast and out of there, blind-dogging both hatches, then blind-dogged every pressure door on way back.†   (source)
  • At quarter-to-eight, back in his office, Walter Boyle safely in his cell again, Clumly could not shake the feeling that someone was watching him, following him, dogging his footsteps.†   (source)
  • He recognized it, for it had been dogging all his days.†   (source)
  • Dr. Alfred Weinstein, who had infected the Bird with dysentery at Mitsushima, was dogged by urges to scavenge in garbage cans.   (source)
    dogged = persistently troubled
  • Or had Malfoy's use of the word 'dogging' been a coincidence?†   (source)
  • But then, halfway through the second half, he stopped dogging me.†   (source)
  • If she must have one of the Kingsguard dogging her steps, Sansa preferred that it be him.†   (source)
  • If it was Ser Shadrich dogging her heels, she might well have a fight on her hands.†   (source)
  • She was trotting by the time she reached the castle bailey, with Tris dogging her heels, but even so she came too late.†   (source)
  • Elsewhere he found the wildling skinchanger, Varamyr Sixskins, walking through the trees with his shadowcat dogging his heels.†   (source)
  • He watched as the horses slogged through the mud, Seabiscuit dogging and taunting until Kayak pinned his ears and abruptly quit.†   (source)
  • Then she turned, picked up her shield, and strode back to the city, with Nolfavrell dogging her heels.†   (source)
  • The Imp had moved most of the gold cloaks to the city walls, and the white knights of the Kingsguard had duties more important than dogging her heels.†   (source)
  • We set out moments later, myself leading with drawn sword, Star behind me, and Rufo dogging her, an arrow nocked and ready.†   (source)
  • It ain't easy to know they're gunning for you--following you around, dogging your footsteps, ready to topple you the first time you go and put your foot down wrong.†   (source)
  • Strumpet!" he shouted at every blow as though it were Lenina (and how frantically, without knowing it, he wished it were), white, warm, scented, infamous Lenina that he was dogging thus.†   (source)
  • Then, before he could make any reply to this, she went off into an entirely fictional account of how, having had a previous engagement with a certain alleged young society man—Tom Keary by name—who was dogging her steps these days in order to get her to dine and dance, she had only this evening decided to "ditch" him, preferring Clyde, of course, for this occasion, anyhow.†   (source)
  • She knew why the delicate Retty looked so fragile, and Izz so tragically sorrowful, and Marian so blank; and she forgot her own dogging shadow for a moment in contemplating theirs.†   (source)
  • There loomed the dogging memory of the tattered soldier—he who, gored by bullets and faint of blood, had fretted concerning an imagined wound in another; he who had loaned his last of strength and intellect for the tall soldier; he who, blind with weariness and pain, had been deserted in the field.†   (source)
  • By the outer margin of the Pit was an oval pond, and over it hung the attenuated skeleton of a chrome-yellow moon which had only a few days to last—the morning star dogging her on the left hand.†   (source)
  • You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent.†   (source)
  • I was resolved to satisfy myself whether this ragged Elijah was really dogging us or not, and with that intent crossed the way with Queequeg, and on that side of it retraced our steps.†   (source)
  • Nay, thou know'st it not, And all unwitting art a double foe To thine own kin, the living and the dead; Aye and the dogging curse of mother and sire One day shall drive thee, like a two-edged sword, Beyond our borders, and the eyes that now See clear shall henceforward endless night.†   (source)
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  • Dogged is the word I'd use now, to describe myself then.†   (source)
  • Her words dogged me through the night.†   (source)
  • At thirty-two years old, she had a dogged determination that bordered on obstinate.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I was sure his real loyalties lay with Daddy, and I could readily envision him in long phone discussions with Caroline, uncomfortable, maybe, but dogged.†   (source)
  • All over our district, bad luck dogged dowryless wives, rebellious wives, barren wives.†   (source)
  • I'll be dogged," I said.†   (source)
  • But ever since he turned sixteen, he's spent his time at the Games being dogged by those desperately in love with him.†   (source)
  • All through high school and college, I dogged practices, was late for meetings—had no work ethic at all.†   (source)
  • She continued her dogged pursuit of Everest just the same.†   (source)
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  • A dogged pulse forced the blood through smashed limbs.†   (source)
  • Grout and Sauceda are particularly dogged, partly because it means saving lives.†   (source)
  • Our wanderings have been dogged with misfortune.†   (source)
  • Old man Byrnes's radar was working overtime, and he bird-dogged me every step so I didn't dare go into her room for the notebook.†   (source)
  • His dogged labour, far beyond his normal capacities, produced vanishingly small results.†   (source)
  • I dogged him strong and he didn't like it.†   (source)
  • The man pressed ahead with the dogged persistence of the inebriated.†   (source)
  • Yet, strange as it seemed, although I'd dismissed Australia, the topic dogged me.†   (source)
  • The tension that had dogged him throughout the day drained away, so there was only the moment, the quiet. endless moment.†   (source)
  • From puppydog devotion, he had moved on to a moody bossiness complicated with intermittent periods of dogged remorse that would have been passion had there been less of his hunger and more of her desire in it.†   (source)
  • Miss Desjardin cried out with surprise, and it occurred to her (the whole damn place is falling in) that this kind of thing always seemed to happen around Carrie when she was upset, as if bad luck dogged her every step.†   (source)
  • But despite his attempts to reassure himself, he couldn't shake the feeling of dread that dogged his every step.†   (source)
  • Later, in reply to a reporter who asked him why he had dogged this artificial scent at such length, Hickock's lawyer snapped.†   (source)
  • What's the point, Peter would say when she dogged him to do it himself.†   (source)
  • Clutching his weapons, he aped down the hidden ivy rungs and dogged the wet grass.†   (source)
  • …the three black boys weren't going to do anything but stand and watch and they would have to beat him off without their help, doctors and supervisors and nurses prying those heavy red fingers out of the white flesh of her throat as if they were her neck bones, jerking him backward off of her with a loud heave of breath, only then did he show any sign that he might be anything other than a sane, willful, dogged man performing a hard duty that finally just had to be done, like it or not.†   (source)
  • We have, of course, an instinctive disdain for this kind of solution because there is something in all of us that feels that true answers to problems have to be comprehensive, that there is virtue in the dogged and indiscriminate application of effort, that slow and steady should win the race.†   (source)
  • With its discouragement came that dogged persistence that was characteristic of the girl.†   (source)
  • It was the same guy who had bird-dogged me for giving Pop an innocent foot massage.†   (source)
  • The magus, in spite of his dogged pursuit of world sovereignty for Sounis, was a reasonably honest man.†   (source)
  • He went forward to the missile room door, which was dogged tight.†   (source)
  • They had no great finesse, but they were dogged, and would eventually get the creature down.†   (source)
  • This is the small dogged conscience of the game.†   (source)
  • She can be dogged and mulish, and that is one reason the villagers find her so unpleasant.†   (source)
  • Trouble dogged him from the moment he was vanned into Santa Anita.†   (source)
  • As the scope of his operations spread across all of northern Pakistan, military pilots offered their services to the dogged American whose work they admired, ferrying him in hours from Skardu to villages that would have taken days to reach in his Land Cruiser.†   (source)
  • My plan was to leave the Shire secretly, and make my way to Rivendell; but now my footsteps are dogged, before ever I get to Buckland.†   (source)
  • Faculty club interlocutions over "publish or perish" or how affirmative action exacerbates the conflict between the magnetic lecturers and the dogged scholars are not on Cedric's radar.†   (source)
  • For a long time, neither of them had any idea that the professor's flat was bugged and their every step dogged.†   (source)
  • The question had dogged him since the helicopter had abandoned them an hour earlier.†   (source)
  • Panic and terror had dogged her through the night.†   (source)
  • It was as if all hisconcentration and energy were taken up by his dogged struggle.†   (source)
  • Grace tried to mask it from them—her parents, Elsa, her friends, even the army of counselors and therapists who were paid well to see such things—with a kind of dogged cheerfulness,, But Annie saw through it, saw the way Grace's face went when she thought no one was looking and saw silence, like a patient monster, enfold her daughter in its arms.†   (source)
  • Each bubble that broke seemed to increase the volume of the dogged whispers she had been ignoring for the last few months.†   (source)
  • That way we cannot know who they truly are or where they come from …. but if you are dogged enough, you can still find out.†   (source)
  • The tense challenges that have dogged his presidency —Cuba, Vietnam, Mafia power, civil rights, and even his personal life—have not disappeared.†   (source)
  • It may explain the dogged determination that sustained Union soldiers through four long years of fighting in enemy territory against a foe sustained by the more concrete motive of defending that territory.†   (source)
  • He says "Don't you either!" and they stop talking then address themselves to the dull, dogged task of enduring and the clouds level out it starts to rain hours into the night they hang two fish caught and strung off the sides of the boat arms straining hands numb with cold the water is icy laced with foam like root beer "How long you think it's been?†   (source)
  • But Junior Whitshank was dry as a bone, droning on relentlessly while the other diners ate their food in dogged silence.†   (source)
  • And I was going to be dogged if she'd eat improper.†   (source)
  • "Hasn't your efficient and dogged lieutenant filled you in?"†   (source)
  • Oh, I don't mean I would keep him dogged down.†   (source)
  • So watching Paul Berlin's dogged climb, its steadiness and persistence, the lieutenant felt great admiration for the boy, admiration and love combined.†   (source)
  • I was dogged by another concern: I had begun to fret powerfully inside over Sophie herself.†   (source)
  • I dogged it on through La Fayette and Morgan City and came in the early dawn to Houma, which is pronounced Homer and is in my memory one of the pleasantest places in the world.†   (source)
  • He stopped a few feet from the pen and waited, pale but dogged.†   (source)
  • EDMUND Miserably dogged.†   (source)
  • The footsteps of the anti-impeaching Republicans were dogged from the day's beginning to its end and far into the night, with entreaties, considerations, and threats.†   (source)
  • He was silent, dogged and patient under her stream of explanations and orders.†   (source)
  • After that it settles down, and plods along at a dogged canter, varied by a brisk, jolting walk.†   (source)
  • Enrique will have to outsmart Border Patrol agents on the other side who are skilled and dogged.†   (source)
  • I looked more like him; I'd inherited his scowl, his dogged skepticism.†   (source)
  • "My name is Brienne," she repeated, dogged as a hound.†   (source)
  • He made certain that the hatches were dogged down tight before running to the control room.†   (source)
  • You could have lain down and gone to sleep together days ago, if you hadn't been so dogged.†   (source)
  • It was the ceremonial symbol of a dogged adoration.†   (source)
  • The boy's look was irritated but dogged.†   (source)
  • The graveyard is full of the names of ancient magical families, and this accounts, no doubt, for the stories of hauntings that have dogged the little church beside it for many centuries.'†   (source)
  • I've crossed paths with her briefly a couple of times since my arrival, and was dogged by the feeling I'd met her before.†   (source)
  • Smugness faded from it, replaced by a dogged earnestness that fooled Judge Taylor not at all: as long as Mr. Ewell was on the stand, the judge kept his eyes on him, as if daring him to make a false move.†   (source)
  • She kept some birds in a cage on her balcony and fed them three times a day with the same dogged regularity.†   (source)
  • I tell him about the uneasiness that dogged me even once I was back home, President Snow's visit to my house, the murders in District 11, the tension in the crowds, the last-ditch effort of the engagement, the president's indication that it hadn't been enough, my certainty that I'll have to pay.†   (source)
  • But Harry could still remember the dreams that had dogged him, even in those days: confused dreams involving flashes of green light and once — Uncle Vernon had nearly crashed the car when Harry had recounted it — a flying motorbike … There was a sudden, deafening roar from somewhere nearby.†   (source)
  • Donna's breath dogged in her throat and she thought, Oh come on, oh come on, come on, you cruddy little car, come on!†   (source)
  • Of all the members of the Council of Elders, he had accepted her leadership the most easily, serving her with the same dogged loyalty and determination as he had Ajihad.†   (source)
  • He had no money, and no eloquence with which to persuade Lorena to trust him, but he did have a dogged persistence and was prepared to sit in the Dry Bean all night in hope that his evident need would finally move her.†   (source)
  • Since she and her sisters had found him in the godswood, one of them had dogged his every step, never letting him out of sight.†   (source)
  • And reached lock thirteen and found it blind-dogged from other side with nobody in sight through bull's-eye.†   (source)
  • Backed clown fast and out of there, blind-dogging both hatches, then blind-dogged every pressure door on way back.†   (source)
  • The diesel-powered submarines of the British and the Norwegians that he occasionally happened across while snorkling he dogged ruthlessly, often subjecting them to vicious sonar lashing.†   (source)
  • Was into lock almost without undogging, then balanced pressures and through, dogged it behind me and ran for our home lock—through it and shouting: "P-suits, everybody!†   (source)
  • Well, I'll be dogged.†   (source)
  • After a while, her body slumped into itself, and there was a dogged patient look about her shoulders.†   (source)
  • Certainly many of the trials and much of the agony which dogged the South in the years after the war were due to the loss in the struggle of those who might have been expected to assert the leadership of the region.†   (source)
  • In the schoolyard his very prettiness caused some difficulty until it was discovered by his testers that Aron was a dogged, steady, and completely fearless fighter, particularly when he was crying.†   (source)
  • Dogged if you don't grow tall 'uns up there, Ben.†   (source)
  • It had declined on a patience that led nowhere, a dogged expectation.†   (source)
  • Sorrow dogged by sorrow is in mah heart.†   (source)
  • He looks across the desk at the stubborn, dogged, sober face that has not yet looked at him.†   (source)
  • If she climbed down from the buggy, he climbed after her and dogged her footsteps.†   (source)
  • He looked anguished; yet dogged; all in coal black.†   (source)
  • Lancelot began to have a dogged look.†   (source)
  • …comprehended the import of what Wash was saying, then comprehending that and still half turned and then all of a sudden kind of reared back and flinging his head up, looking at Wash and Wash standing there, not cringing either, in that attitude dogged and quiet and not cringing, and Sutpen said, 'What about the dress?' and Grandfather said it was Sutpen's voice that was short and sharp: not Wash's; that Wash's voice was just flat and quiet, not abject: just patient and slow: 'I have…†   (source)
  • What a dogged questioner you are!†   (source)
  • The dogged regiment withdrew before them, sullen, dispirited, the fight knocked out of it At noon the three kings of the allies struck with their full force, in a final blow.†   (source)
  • There was no room in any heart but for a very old, gray hope, that hope which keeps men from letting themselves drift into death and is nothing but a dogged will to live.†   (source)
  • When he speaks his voice is dogged.†   (source)
  • Thus, though for weary months and months they had endured their long ordeal with dogged perseverance, the first thrill of hope had been enough to shatter what fear and hopelessness had failed to impair.†   (source)
  • The people of the circle closed in, their jaws dropping even further, their crooked bodies hunching into the shapes of sacks and scarecrows, their small eyes glinting in every direction with unfathomable subtlety, their faces assuming an expression of dogged stupidity even more vacant than they actually were.†   (source)
  • His voice was dogged though quiet.†   (source)
  • Byron's voice is now dogged.†   (source)
  • Her voice is quiet, dogged.†   (source)
  • I remember with wonder the sort of dogged fierceness I displayed.†   (source)
  • These pursuers, dogged and unflagging as they had been, were mortally afraid of him.†   (source)
  • He continued to stand before her, in his dogged weakness.†   (source)
  • I dogged you from behind as you walked along with the general.†   (source)
  • She moved aside her mouth to ask, dogged and low: "What time is it?"†   (source)
  • An' thet's what's ailin' Jim Wilson," and he resumed his dogged steps.†   (source)
  • BILL [dogged] Er name's Mog Abbijam: thats wot her name is.†   (source)
  • The guns, stolid and undaunted, spoke with dogged valor.†   (source)
  • It is he, then, who is our enemy—it is he who dogged us in London?†   (source)
  • The noise of firing dogged their footsteps.†   (source)
  • A stranger then is still dogging us, just as a stranger dogged us in London.†   (source)
  • In a dogged way he repelled them, signing to them to go on and leave him alone.†   (source)
  • It was I, then, and not Sir Henry, who was being dogged by this secret man.†   (source)
  • Why, then he lurked about and dogged me in the street.†   (source)
  • But it was easy to die like a Turk, by a dogged decline.†   (source)
  • And then his dogged and meaningless imitation of my gait, my voice, my habits, and my manner!†   (source)
  • What! mustn't a lady move an inch from her door without being dogged like a thief?"†   (source)
  • "I didn't tell you anything," said Cassy, with dogged sullenness.†   (source)
  • If I went out for a breath of fresh air, after a day of unwearied toil, his footsteps dogged me.†   (source)
  • 'And might be dogged, as you are at present, without screaming,' returned Mrs Merdle.†   (source)
  • He now dogged her footsteps, like Vaska.†   (source)
  • "Ye-es, sir," returned Jerry, in something of a dogged manner.†   (source)
  • The horse bore him away, and the very step of the animal seemed significant of dogged despair.†   (source)
  • Perhaps this is not the only time you have dogged my steps.†   (source)
  • There is a patience of the wild—dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself—that holds motionless for endless hours the spider in its web, the snake in its coils, the panther in its ambuscade; this patience belongs peculiarly to life when it hunts its living food; and it belonged to Buck as he clung to the flank of the herd, retarding its march, irritating the young bulls, worrying the cows with their half-grown calves, and driving the wounded bull mad with helpless rage.†   (source)
  • One after one, by the star-dogged Moon Too quick for groan or sigh, Each turned his face with a ghastly pang, And cursed me with his eye.†   (source)
  • For she realized that Edward was breaking up, not under the desire for possession, but from the dogged determination to hold his hand.†   (source)
  • And now with his identity known to his most bitter enemy, his every step would be dogged, the moment he set foot in France.†   (source)
  • He dogged his master's heels whenever he left the cabin, and haunted the front stoop when he remained inside.†   (source)
  • You see, what confuses the world is the incongruity between the swift flight of the mind and matter's vast clumsy slowness, its dogged persistence and inertia.†   (source)
  • Indeed, he was collecting evidence of their malpractices; and those costermongers, not allowed to stand their barrows in the streets; and prostitutes, good Lord, the fault wasn't in them, nor in young men either, but in our detestable social system and so forth; all of which he considered, could be seen considering, grey, dogged, dapper, clean, as he walked across the Park to tell his wife that he loved her.†   (source)
  • This spurred him, if not to greater effort, which was impossible, at least to dogged and unquenchable endurance.†   (source)
  • The mountain-weight of material under which the ideas lay in those dusty volumes called the classics piqued him into a dogged, mouselike subtlety of attempt to move it piecemeal.†   (source)
  • His mood transmuted itself into a dogged indifference till at length he fancied he was looking on his own existence with the passive interest of an outsider.†   (source)
  • He is a bullet cheeked man with a red complexion, stubbly hair, smallish eyes, a hard mouth that folds down at the corners, and a dogged chin.†   (source)
  • He had therefore no one but himself to blame if she had opened her doors to other visitors; and he entered the drawing-room with the dogged determination to make Beaufort feel himself in the way, and to outstay him.†   (source)
  • Carol was touched by his efforts to enjoy picture galleries, and the dogged way in which he accumulated dates and dimensions when they followed monkish guides through missions.†   (source)
  • They stared at each other with dogged eyes, as though they had been in the same position for hours; and still for a long time nothing happened, no one moved.†   (source)
  • A few more whirling, desperate lunges on the part of Nels, all as futile as if the ball had been thin air, finally brought to the dogged cowboy a realization that golf was beyond him.†   (source)
  • Naab's dogged persistence and the Navajos' faithfulness carried them into the country of the Moki Indians, a tribe classed as slaves by the proud race of Eschtah.†   (source)
  • I dogged 'em to the widder's stile, and stood in the dark and heard the ragged one beg for the widder, and the Spaniard swear he'd spile her looks just as I told you and your two—"†   (source)
  • He stopped at the crossing; and repeated—being simple by nature, and undebauched, because he had tramped, and shot; being pertinacious and dogged, having championed the downtrodden and followed his instincts in the House of Commons; being preserved in his simplicity yet at the same time grown rather speechless, rather stiff—he repeated that it was a miracle that he should have married Clarissa; a miracle—his life had been a miracle, he thought; hesitating to cross.†   (source)
  • I have felt that before dying (and I am dying, however much fatter I may appear to you), I must absolutely make a fool of, at least, one of that class of men which has dogged me all my life, which I hate so cordially, and which is so prominently represented by your much esteemed brother.†   (source)
  • They kindled him and made him glow to his work, whereas his mother's influence was to make him quietly determined, patient, dogged, unwearied.†   (source)
  • His voice was deep, loud, and his manner displayed a kind of dogged self-assertion which had nothing aggressive in it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It is not difficult to imagine creatures, on smaller planets perhaps, who administer a miniaturized time and for whose "short" life the nimble, mincing steps of our second hand possess the dogged spatial frugality of an hour hand.†   (source)
  • But Archer had seen, on his last visit to Paris, the delicious play of Labiche, "Le Voyage de M. Perrichon," and he remembered M. Perrichon's dogged and undiscouraged attachment to the young man whom he had pulled out of the glacier.†   (source)
  • For a day or two after Rosedale's visit, Lily's thoughts were dogged by the consciousness of Trenor's shadowy claim, and she wished she had a clearer notion of the exact nature of the transaction which seemed to have put her in his power; but her mind shrank from any unusual application, and she was always helplessly puzzled by figures.†   (source)
  • After standing for a while in the wind, gazing at a rather uncharming landscape, you climb aboard a narrow-gauge train, and the moment the small, but uncommonly sturdy engine pulls out, the real adventure begins, a steep and dogged ascent that will never end, it seems.†   (source)
  • His head dropped, sullen and dogged.†   (source)
  • He did so with dogged humility, gazing up out of devoted eyes, a look that Hans Castorp found disgusting and horrible, for he understood its complex meaning, but that he nevertheless struggled to return in a humane, calm fashion.†   (source)
  • It hurt the boy keenly, this feeling about her that she had never had her life's fulfilment: and his own incapability to make up to her hurt him with a sense of impotence, yet made him patiently dogged inside.†   (source)
  • If this man were inside it I should find out from his own lips, at the point of my revolver if necessary, who he was and why he had dogged us so long.†   (source)
  • I have ample evidence that you are being dogged in London, and amid the millions of this great city it is difficult to discover who these people are or what their object can be.†   (source)
  • He talked to her endlessly about his love of horizontals: how they, the great levels of sky and land in Lincolnshire, meant to him the eternality of the will, just as the bowed Norman arches of the church, repeating themselves, meant the dogged leaping forward of the persistent human soul, on and on, nobody knows where; in contradiction to the perpendicular lines and to the Gothic arch, which, he said, leapt up at heaven and touched the ecstasy and lost itself in the divine.†   (source)
  • Rocks like basalt, remnants of former realities, which the Spirit has left so far behind that it refuses even to associate the notion of reality with them, persist in their dogged way; their very lumpish, dead continuance unfortunately prevents them in their inanity from realizing how inane they are.†   (source)
  • He was a most Christian gentleman, a member of a Reformed parish, with strict traditional opinions, so stubborn an advocate of restricting qualifications for those who govern to the aristocracy that it was as if he were living in the fourteenth century, when, against the dogged resistance of the old free patricians, tradesmen had first begun to win seats and voices in the town council—in sum, a man who opposed anything new.†   (source)
  • He pressed on the preparations for his union, or rather reunion, with this pale creature in a dogged, unflinching spirit which did credit to his conscientiousness.†   (source)
  • But I felt myself so unequal to the performance that I gave it up, and stood looking at Miss Havisham in what I suppose she took for a dogged manner, inasmuch as she said, when we had taken a good look at each other,— "Are you sullen and obstinate?"†   (source)
  • No wonder that in Lydgate's energetic nature the sense of a hopeless misconstruction easily turned into a dogged resistance.†   (source)
  • These resistances are dogged.†   (source)
  • He left it to Jenny's husband to say what he chose, and after a dogged silence the latter turned his shaggy head towards me.†   (source)
  • 'The White Whale—the White Whale!' was the cry from captain, mates, and harpooneers, who, undeterred by fearful rumours, were all anxious to capture so famous and precious a fish; while the dogged crew eyed askance, and with curses, the appalling beauty of the vast milky mass, that lit up by a horizontal spangling sun, shifted and glistened like a living opal in the blue morning sea.†   (source)
  • He thought a great deal of Madame de Cintre—sometimes with a dogged tranquillity which might have seemed, for a quarter of an hour at a time, a near neighbor to forgetfulness.†   (source)
  • What can it expect but crime and listlessness, offset here and there by the dogged struggles of the fortunate and more determined who are themselves buoyed by the hope that in due time the country will come to its senses?†   (source)
  • All these insane, inadmissible ideas dogged me, and in this frame of mind, continually excited by the series of wonders passing before my eyes, I wouldn't have been surprised to find on this sea bottom one of those underwater towns Captain Nemo dreamed about!†   (source)
  • He had been driven hither by the impulse of that Remorse which dogged him everywhere, and whose own sister and closely linked companion was that Cowardice which invariably drew him back, with her tremulous gripe, just when the other impulse had hurried him to the verge of a disclosure.†   (source)
  • The natural result of this treatment, continued, I suppose, for some six months or more, was to make me sullen, dull, and dogged.†   (source)
  • There was something in the moody and dogged silence of this pertinacious companion that was mysterious and appalling.†   (source)
  • He had a half-jaded, half-irritated look, such as a man gets when he has been dogged by some care or annoyance that makes his bed and his dinner of little use to him.†   (source)
  • I contradict an American at every word he says, to show him that his conversation bores me; he instantly labors with fresh pertinacity to convince me; I preserve a dogged silence, and he thinks I am meditating deeply on the truths which he is uttering; at last I rush from his company, and he supposes that some urgent business hurries me elsewhere.†   (source)
  • Not only did he guess it by the fact that the second finger of her right hand was no longer inky, but she spent her evenings downstairs now, was met no more among newspaper offices, and studied with a dogged patience, which assured him that she was bent on occupying her mind with something useful, if not pleasant.†   (source)
  • 'What has the name to do with it?' asked the other, after contemplating, half in silence, and half in dogged wonder, the agitation of his companion.†   (source)
  • Though both were hardened and inflexible villains, the sight of the captive maiden, as well as her excelling beauty, at first appeared to stagger them; but an expressive glance from the Preceptor of Templestowe restored them to their dogged composure; and they delivered, with a precision which would have seemed suspicious to more impartial judges, circumstances either altogether fictitious or trivial, and natural in themselves, but rendered pregnant with suspicion by the exaggerated…†   (source)
  • His demeanor was dogged in the extreme, and "dat deuced bug" were the sole words which escaped his lips during the journey.†   (source)
  • Catherine, by instinct, must have divined it was obdurate perversity, and not dislike, that prompted this dogged conduct; for, after remaining an instant undecided, she stooped and impressed on his cheek a gentle kiss.†   (source)
  • Upon it, in lieu of the dogged, black-visaged ruffian they had expected to behold, there lay a mere child: worn with pain and exhaustion, and sunk into a deep sleep.†   (source)
  • Newman gave a dogged kind of nod to express an affirmative reply, and, leaving the room for a few seconds, returned with his hat.†   (source)
  • In bending down (being much taller than she was), listening to whatever she said to him, he looked over his shoulder with the suspicious glance of one who was not unused to be mistrustful that his footsteps might be dogged.†   (source)
  • There are men whose hearts insist upon a dogged fidelity to some image or cause thrown by chance into their keeping, long after their judgment has pronounced it no rarity—even the reverse, indeed, and without them the band of the worthy is incomplete.†   (source)
  • At this moment, Legree sauntered up to the door of the shed, looked in, with a dogged air of affected carelessness, and turned away.†   (source)
  • The perspiration with which he was drenched cooled him, while the sun, that burned his back, his head, and his arms, bare to the elbow, gave a vigor and dogged energy to his labor; and more and more often now came those moments of unconsciousness, when it was possible not to think what one was doing.†   (source)
  • The noise was, at length, very effectually silenced by Jupiter, who, getting out of the hole with a dogged air of deliberation, tied the brute's mouth up with one of his suspenders, and then returned, with a grave chuckle, to his task.†   (source)
  • They seemed to be waiting for something with a dogged determination, and they looked at the Jury, but at nothing else.†   (source)
  • Your mere puny stripling, that winced at the least flourish of the rod, was passed by with indulgence; but the claims of justice were satisfied by inflicting a double portion on some little tough wrong-headed, broad-skirted Dutch urchin, who sulked and swelled and grew dogged and sullen beneath the birch.†   (source)
  • Indeed, his competition, his resistance, and especially his impertinent and dogged interference with my purposes, were not more pointed than private.†   (source)
  • He was of course as penniless when he plucked off his shoulder-straps as when he put them on, and the only capital at his disposal was his dogged resolution and his lively perception of ends and means.†   (source)
  • His measured, springless walk was the walk of the skilled countryman as distinct from the desultory shamble of the general labourer; while in the turn and plant of each foot there was, further, a dogged and cynical indifference personal to himself, showing its presence even in the regularly interchanging fustian folds, now in the left leg, now in the right, as he paced along.†   (source)
  • Sir Mulberry, however, who was not quite sober, and who was in a sullen and dogged state of obstinacy, soon silenced the representations of his weak young friend, and further seemed—as if to save himself from a repetition of them—to insist on being left alone.†   (source)
  • One luckless wight contrived to upset the gravy; and then gravy had to be got up de novo, with due care and formality, Aunt Chloe watching and stirring with dogged precision, answering shortly, to all suggestions of haste, that she "warn't a going to have raw gravy on the table, to help nobody's catchings."†   (source)
  • …have been obvious to the lynx-eyed Fagin, who would most probably have taken the alarm at once; but Mr. Sikes lacking the niceties of discrimination, and being troubled with no more subtle misgivings than those which resolve themselves into a dogged roughness of behaviour towards everybody; and being, furthermore, in an unusually amiable condition, as has been already observed; saw nothing unusual in her demeanor, and indeed, troubled himself so little about her, that, had her…†   (source)
  • Stern, unyielding, dogged, and impenetrable, Ralph cared for nothing in life, or beyond it, save the gratification of two passions, avarice, the first and predominant appetite of his nature, and hatred, the second.†   (source)
  • Affairs now appearing to assume a more serious complexion, the watch was renewed with increased vigilance; an officer was procured, who took up his abode in the same tavern with Squeers: and by him and Frank Cheeryble the footsteps of the unconscious schoolmaster were dogged, until he was safely housed in the lodging at Lambeth.†   (source)
  • There were little faces which should have been handsome, darkened with the scowl of sullen, dogged suffering; there was childhood with the light of its eye quenched, its beauty gone, and its helplessness alone remaining; there were vicious-faced boys, brooding, with leaden eyes, like malefactors in a jail; and there were young creatures on whom the sins of their frail parents had descended, weeping even for the mercenary nurses they had known, and lonesome even in their loneliness.†   (source)
  • To this inquiry, put with a dogged inflexibility of manner, the old gentleman returned no answer, but went on to say, that to show him how much they were in earnest, it would be necessary to tell him, not only what accusations were made against him, but what proof of them they had, and how that proof had been acquired.†   (source)
  • More generally, Fitzgerald's decision to part with dogged literalness can be justified by the effect he seeks to produce on the reader.†   (source)
  • But she asked him.

    And when it was time to think of turning in,
    she told the maids to spread a decent bed, but he—
    so down-and-out, poor soul, so dogged by fate—
    said no to snuggling into a bed, between covers.
    No sir, the man lay down in the entrance-hall,
    on the raw hide of an ox and sheep's fleece,
    and we threw a blanket over him, so we did."
    Hearing that,
    Telemachus strode out through the palace, spear in hand,
    and a pair of sleek hounds went trotting at his heels.
    He…†   (source)
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