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dogged

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1  —as in:
dogged determination
Definition continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • She worked with dogged determination.
dogged = continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • High achieving students often do well in jobs because of their dogged effort.
  • dogged = continuing effort despite difficulties
  • She has been a dogged defender of free speech.
  • dogged = continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • "My parents," Johnny repeated doggedly, "did they ask about me?"
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • 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.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • doggedly = with determined effort
  • They had come from the right, and doggedly he swam in that direction,
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulties
  • The thought of Prim having to watch that keeps me doggedly inching my way toward the hideout.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • doggedly = with continuing effort despite difficulty
  • They bore on south in the days and weeks to follow. Solitary and dogged.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • dogged = continuing despite difficulties
  • My dogged obsessiveness leads me to ignore all manner of threats, and the risk to the fortune Daisy and I have stumbled into.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • dogged = continuing effort despite difficulties
  • But Meg, with the dogged tenacity that had so often caused her trouble, continued.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
dogged = determined and persistent

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2  —as in:
dogged by problems
Definition followed; or persistently annoyed
  • The expedition was dogged by one problem after the next.
dogged = persistently annoyed; or followed
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She was dogged by one problem after the next.
  • dogged = persistently annoyed; or followed
  • Well, just watch yourself, Potter, because I'll be dogging your footsteps in case you step out of line.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • dogging = following
  • I won't have her childhood disturbed by photographers dogging her at soccer games or hanging from trees at school picnics.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • dogging = following; or persistently annoying
  • I hurried on and he came after, dogging my footsteps in a suspicious silence.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • dogging = following
  • He sometimes thought that Svidrigailov was dogging his footsteps.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • dogging = following
  • A stranger then is still dogging us, just as a stranger dogged us in London.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • dogging = following
  • 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.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • dogging = following
  • Peeta and I eat together, and since Haymitch keeps dogging us about it, try to keep up a friendly conversation during the meals.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • dogging = annoying (over and over again)
  • He was jittery and dogged by airsickness.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
dogged = persistently troubled

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