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  • I keep putting him off, but man, he's tenacious.   (source)
    tenacious = determined and persistent
  • Kenji weighs the matter, then tosses the stick, with the insect still clinging tenaciously, into the stream.   (source)
    tenaciously = with unyielding persistence (refusing to let go)
  • So if in her sleep she pressed Tomas's hand with such tenacity, we can understand why:   (source)
    tenacity = determination and persistence
  • She clung tenaciously to the hem of my coat.   (source)
    tenaciously = with unyielding persistence
  • Yet at the same time his dark eyes burned with a kind of inner fire that told of the tenacity with which he clung to life and of...   (source)
    tenacity = determination and persistence
  • It had taken her nearly five years to earn her title as staff reporter, and she had a reputation for being tenacious, thorough and cool.   (source)
    tenacious = determined and persistent
  • We have every confidence in your abilities and your tenacity, lieutenant.   (source)
    tenacity = determination and persistence
  • In Germany the dachshund was originally bred as a badger hound, which meant that he could dig like mad and would fearlessly and tenaciously pursue any animal underground.   (source)
    tenaciously = with unyielding persistence
  • Worthy of love and admiration were these people in their blind loyalty, their blind strength and tenacity.   (source)
    tenacity = determination and persistence
  • It flashed across Dr. Armstrong's mind that an old man like the judge, was far more tenacious of life than a younger man would be.   (source)
    tenacious = determined and persistent
  • We shall live from day to day, and put more locks on the doors, and get a fine fierce dog ... and hold on to our handbags more tenaciously;   (source)
    tenaciously = firmly (with unyielding persistence)
  • Nature had come into her own again and, little by little, in her stealthy, insidious way had encroached upon the drive with long, tenacious fingers.   (source)
    tenacious = determined and persistent
  • In time, she discovered she had surprising hardihood and tenacity,   (source)
    tenacity = determination and persistence
  • Agravaine returned tenaciously to the subject which they had been discussing.   (source)
    tenaciously = with unyielding persistence
  • We are the seeds of the tenacious plant, and it is in our ripeness and our fullness of heart that we are given to the wind and are scattered.   (source)
    tenacious = determined and persistent
  • as for getting him off his feet, there was no dog among them capable of doing the trick. His feet clung to the earth with the same tenacity that he clung to life.   (source)
    tenacity = determination and persistence
  • knowing your admirable tenacity I was convinced that you were sitting in ambush, a weapon within reach, waiting for the tenant to return.   (source)
  • "The tenacity of life possessed by eels is very remarkable," I said.   (source)
  • With the gathering force of an essential thing realizing itself out of early ground, I faced in myself a passionate and tenacious longing, to put away thought forever, and all the trouble it brings, all but the nearest desire, direct and searching.†   (source)
  • Showing true immigrant tenacity, the owners added Chinese items as well.†   (source)
  • That was one of the motivating forces pushing Trisolaran civilization to tenaciously come back again and again.†   (source)
  • For pomp is a tenacious force.†   (source)
  • Life is amazingly tenacious.†   (source)
  • But Meg, with the dogged tenacity that had so often caused her trouble, continued.†   (source)
  • Mercer turned to it, realizing its presence and tenacity, and a look of unmitigated horror transformed his face.†   (source)
  • But the hail was turning back to rain; Hester was instantly soaked as she stood there in the driveway—and her yellow dress clung to her so tenaciously that it was easy to see what she was missing.†   (source)
  • If you had electricity, you could drive out even the most tenacious spirit.†   (source)
  • She was tired of that, and Robbie was tenacious in argument.†   (source)
  • I like her if only for her tenacity.†   (source)
  • But the thing is, she gets so tenacious about some of this old nonsense.†   (source)
  • He tried to pull away, but her hand was like an iron talon around his anklehe could not break her tenacious hold.†   (source)
  • I knew this to be true, at least, because her daughter suffered from the same tenacious worry streak: Amy could spend an entire evening out fretting that she left the stove on, even though we didn't cook that day.†   (source)
  • He had a grudging respect for my tenacity, and he had been surprised that I noticed something odd about the air in his room.†   (source)
  • He ran into two forces he couldn't overcome: a ferocious Russian winter and a people whose toughness and tenacity in defending their homeland matched the merciless elements.†   (source)
  • In his student days, he used to argue that if a woman has no other course open to her but starvation, prostitution, or throwing herself from a bridge, then surely the prostitute, who has shown the most tenacious instinct for self-preservation, should be considered stronger and saner than her frailer and no longer living sisters.†   (source)
  • Not until September, 1960, did the NAACP, with its tenacious legal work, force Central High to open to integration once more—but only two black students were permitted entry.†   (source)
  • It was an incredibly tenacious cult, a throwback to Sumer, that spread itself both verbally and through the exchange of bodily fluids-they had cult prostitutes, and they also adopted orphans and spread the virus to them via breast milk.†   (source)
  • It's about aggression, tenacity, and heart.†   (source)
  • But under the gnarled trees, the gloom was tenacious.†   (source)
  • When the defense converged, Mandela flicked the ball to Sebajden, a wiry but tenacious Kosovar midfielder, who volleyed the shot: goal.†   (source)
  • Can you imagine the tenacity of the will to live in him, his hands groping in that water for anything that moved?'†   (source)
  • That might have been the end of Maranda's story except for her tenacious parents.†   (source)
  • Brittain's talent is speed, not tenacity; but I have survived my years as a fat kid by mastering the adolescent psyche, and I know he'd rather eat his own liver than have Jody see me standing in the shallow water looking for something to do while he finishes his last two laps.†   (source)
  • "You are tenacious," she said.†   (source)
  • Rosa, however, was in no rush to marry and had all but forgotten the only kiss they had exchanged when they said goodbye; nor could she recall the color of her tenacious suitor's eyes.†   (source)
  • Later, listening to that story, he would imagine her head bent beneath the lamplight, her fingers in a painful cluster around the pen, and he would wonder at her tenacity, her belief in beauty and in the authoritative voice of the ex-nun.†   (source)
  • Abalones are mollusks that cling tenaciously to rocks, and one has to pry them loose.†   (source)
  • They lifted above their foothills with a rush, their stony slopes dotted with tenacious bushes that had found a hold in loose shale.†   (source)
  • Advocacy groups like the International Women's Health Coalition fought heroically for evidence-based policies on sexual health, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney battled tenaciously for UNFPA programs, but the White House wasn't listening.†   (source)
  • She knew something about his tenacity when it came to medical situations that others thought impossible.†   (source)
  • Still, Marina knows that her husband is unstable and tenacious.†   (source)
  • Since leaving the warren of the snares they had become warier, shrewder, a tenacious band who understood each other and worked together.†   (source)
  • He steered his car tenaciously, choosing a lane and sticking to it.†   (source)
  • They were stunted, tenacious, tough, the way a cactus has to be.†   (source)
  • Skepticism is one of the few remnants of our bookish past, and most of us hold on to it tenaciously.†   (source)
  • The sellsword was nearly as bad a player as the Yunkish lord had been, but his play was stolid and tenacious rather than bold.†   (source)
  • The Marylanders, who until that morning had never faced an enemy, fought no less tenaciously than their commander.†   (source)
  • What he has accomplished, with pure tenacity and determination, is incredible.†   (source)
  • There was reason to believe the battle for Iwo Jima would be even more ferocious than the others, reason to expect the Japanese defender would fight even more tenaciously.†   (source)
  • Baby, you've got enough strength and tenacity to take down drug dealers.†   (source)
  • In the dis tance, though, I could see one tenacious reporter holding his microphone.†   (source)
  • Your slow, plodding, tenacious mind.†   (source)
  • It was as tenacious as sin and it took some time.†   (source)
  • On the track, once the forum for rebellion, he displayed blisteringspeed and bulldog tenacity.†   (source)
  • Then I need all the comfort that practice has stored in my memory, and a tenacity of faith.†   (source)
  • Tenacious as a bulldog, you're gonna get whoever you set after.†   (source)
  • We're helping producersand what tenacious producers!†   (source)
  • You have increased our patriotism with your tenacity, discipline and modesty.†   (source)
  • Mostly young and inexperienced, they had fought with the tenacity of their breeding and died accepting their fate as a glorious ending to their life's tale.†   (source)
  • I'm amazed by the tenacity with which custom and dialect endure.†   (source)
  • In truth, she could only stand up to the harshness of people and their words, a native tenacity that I can only hope someday to uncover in myself.†   (source)
  • Alessandro asked, with characteristic tenacity.†   (source)
  • He'd gone from being eaten up with jealousy of Simon, to a grudging respect for his tenacity and courage, to actually considering him a friend, though he doubted he'd ever say so out loud.†   (source)
  • I thank my mom for her tenacity, long suffering, and close friendship.†   (source)
  • She tried to reach out, to whatever coded tenacity of protein might improbably have held on six feet below, still resisting decay—any stubborn quiescence perhaps gathering itself for some last burst, some last scramble up through earth, just-glimmering, holding together with its final strength a transient, winged shape, needing to settle at once in the warm host, or dissipate forever into the dark.†   (source)
  • But finally, when dawn breaks and deep fatigue floods through my bones and muscles—including that doughty love-muscle which at last begins to flag and droop after its tenacious vigil—Leslie re-creates for me the dark odyssey of her psychoanalysis.†   (source)
  • But my dear good Clumly would not understand, for, whatever his other virtues, his greatest virtue was tenacity, especially when the idea he was clinging to was wrong.†   (source)
  • One more boat was coming in, making its way through the tenacious, tough, dark flower traps, by the shaken light of what first appeared to be torches.†   (source)
  • The intellect of the Puritan—of John Quincy Adams and his forebears—was, as George Frisbie Hoar has said: fit for exact ethical discussion, clear in seeing general truths, active, unresting, fond of inquiry and debate, but penetrated and restrained by a shrewd common sense...He had a tenacity of purpose, a lofty and inflexible courage, an unbending will, which never qualified or flinched before human antagonist, or before exile, torture, or death.†   (source)
  • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
  • Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.   (source)
  • The cardinal has a tenacious memory and a long arm; you may depend upon it, he will repay you by some ill turn.   (source)
  • But as he approached the land, a thought, at first fleeting and then tenacious, arose in his mind.   (source)
  • Tenacious of power, he would keep Charles and the rest dependent, and retire from business reluctantly and at an advanced age.   (source)
  • You may keep this minority out of sight and out of mind, but it is tenacious of life, and is one of the estates of the realm.   (source)
  • He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.   (source)
  • He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.   (source)
    tenacious = determined and persistent
  • The rest of the house was given over to the tenacious assault of destruction.†   (source)
  • Edward tried to pass me to Charlie, but I clung to him with locked, tenacious fingers.†   (source)
  • It meant stubbornness to him, and tenacity.†   (source)
  • Brown Ben is shrewd, tenacious, not unintelligent ...but wary.†   (source)
  • You have her beauty, her artistic talent and her tenacity if that's what you mean.†   (source)
  • Dad was holding on to life tenaciously, waiting to see us.†   (source)
  • The men were holding her arms and legs with grim tenacity as they tried to drag her away.†   (source)
  • So does tenacity—and attention to detail.†   (source)
  • It clings tenaciously, as if it knows that once it's off, it will never get a chance at me again.†   (source)
  • Life is possessed by tremendous tenacity.†   (source)
  • With one hand she clutched at me tenaciously as, with the other, she pushed her teacher away.†   (source)
  • I was not sure what could be accomplished by means of tenacity and little else, but the target was set high and each rebuff only saw me more determined to see at least one major dream through to itsfulfillment.†   (source)
  • And your tenacity.†   (source)
  • He frowned at my tenacity.†   (source)
  • Tenacity is a virtue, but it's not always crucial for everyone to observe how hard you work at something.†   (source)
  • But something else, someone else had hold of my arm with two arms and was pulling me with tenacious strength.†   (source)
  • Speed was essential to the new plans he had for himself—plans he would cling to, with an amazing tenacity, for the next ten years.†   (source)
  • And what he has to learn, through his sessions with the psychiatrist, is that he was stronger; he may not have been the athlete his brother was, but in the moment of crisis he had the tenacity or luck to hang on to the boat and not be swept away, and now he'll just have to learn to live with it.†   (source)
  • Then the wind began, warm, incipient, full of voices from the past, the murmurs of ancient geraniums, sighs of disenchantment that preceded the most tenacious nostalgia.†   (source)
  • He wore Lawrence Taylor's number, 56, and when he was asked who in football he most admired, Doleman said, "The one guy who has the desire to be the best, and the tenacity, is Lawrence Taylor.†   (source)
  • But that was nothing to me now; something far more terrible than I could grasp was happening, something I was only beginning to understand, against which my anger was nothing but a mockery, a hollow attempt to oppose her tenacious will.†   (source)
  • One August afternoon, overcome by the unbearable weight of her own obstinacy, Amaranta locked herself in her bedroom to weep over her solitude unto death after giving her final answer to her tenacious suitor: "Let's forget about each other forever," she told him.†   (source)
  • Hurricanes, floods, fevers, the plague-and the damp of the Louisiana climate itself worked tirelessly on every hewn plank or stone facade, so that New Orleans seemed at all times like a dream in the imagination of her striving populace, a dream held intact at every second by a tenacious, though unconscious, collective will.†   (source)
  • Rebeca's firm character, the voracity of her stomach, her tenacious ambition absorbed the tremendous energy of her husband, who had been changed from a lazy, woman-chasing man into an enormous work animal.†   (source)
  • For four years I had not savored a human; for four years I hadn't really known; and now I heard her heart in that terrible rhythm, and such a heart not the heart of a man or an animal, but the rapid, tenacious heart of the child, beating harder and harder, refusing to die, beating like a tiny fist beating on a door, crying, 'I will not die, I will not die, I cannot die, I cannot die ....'†   (source)
  • the oldest winged insect on the face of the earth, had already been the victim of slippers in the Old Testament, but that since the species was definitely resistant to any and all methods of extermination, from tomato dices with borax to flour and sugar, and with its one thousand six hundred three varieties had resisted the most ancient, tenacious, and pitiless persecution that mankind had unleashed against any living thing since the beginnings, including man himself, to such an extent that just as an instinct for reproduction was attributed to humankind, so there must have been another one more definite and pressing, which was the instinct to kill cockroaches, and if the latter ha†   (source)
  • Only that perhaps there was no will to live, no tenacity ....because very simply there was no need of either.†   (source)
  • She had evoked the town idealized by nostalgia with such strong tenacity that Gaston understood that she would not get married unless he took her to live in Macondo.†   (source)
  • I remember clinging tenaciously to consciousness, feeling these blows on the back of my head, feeling the back of my head wet with blood that trickled down my neck as I lay on the carriage floor.†   (source)
  • With the fierce temerity with which Jose Arcadio Buendia had crossed the mountains to found Macondo, with the blind pride with which Colonel Aureliano Buendia had undertaken his fruitless wars, with the mad tenacity with which Ursula watched over the survival of the line, Aureliano Segundo looked for Fernanda, without a single moment of respite.†   (source)
  • Tenacity?†   (source)
  • In his day Ser Robin Ryger had been a notably tenacious fighter, but his day was done; he was of an age with Hoster Tully, and had grown old with his lord.†   (source)
  • You are fierce, tenacious, ambitious, and intelligent—the very qualities I prize most in my servants.†   (source)
  • Throughout the city, the soldiers fought with a tenacity that impressed Eragon; they gave ground only when forced and made every attempt to slow the Varden's advance.†   (source)
  • Layer upon layer of pregnant clouds blanketed Palancar Valley, clinging to the mountains with tenacious arms and filling the air with heavy, cold mist.†   (source)
  • In truth, he always behaved as if he were the eternal husband of Fermina Daza, an unfaithful husband but a tenacious one, who fought endlessly to free himself from his servitude without causing her the displeasure of a betrayal.†   (source)
  • The priest stood at the altar, long arms tenaciously reaching to heaven's wisdom and comfort, a prayer of hope rising from him, even as the man pushed back against the tidal wave of grief confronting him.†   (source)
  • The hill was steeper, and the path meandered back and forth through weeds and briars, wind-carved rocks, and twisted, thorny trees that clung tenaciously to the stony hillside.†   (source)
  • Famous, of course, is the resolve of the Japanese soldier, the lore of his tenacity and courage and willingness to fight in the face of certain death.†   (source)
  • When Elizabeth Shaw wrote that as agreeable as John Quincy might be in company, he could be in private conversation "a little too decisive and tenacious" in his opinions, Abigail responded with a strong letter of motherly advice to the young man.†   (source)
  • When it was already too late to make up for the past, she even suffered the disillusionment of knowing that he was not as tenacious as she had supposed, and from time to time she would still feel a belated longing for a letter that never arrived.†   (source)
  • The other sides of the attack advanced accordingly, with some of the American defenders putting up little resistance, while others fought tenaciously.†   (source)
  • He was a good-looking man; he was at the peak of his scholarly career; he was even feared by his colleagues for the arrogance and tenacity he displayed during professional meetings and colloquia.†   (source)
  • The way he hung on the door and pounded with his fists reminded Alessandro of his own tenacity in other times, and he was filled with affection and pride, as if the boy had been his son.†   (source)
  • He became the attorney for the accused—fierce and vivid in defense, writing with exceptional vigor and not a little self-admiration, even occasional wonderment at his own virtuous tenacity in the face of opposition and intrigue.†   (source)
  • He came to view the race as Pollard did, as a test of toughness, and had never seen a horse as tenacious as Seabiscuit.†   (source)
  • Someone less tenacious would have packed his bags and gone to stay in the only hotel in town, but the count told Esteban that he was sure of winning the girl's love if they only gave him enough time.†   (source)
  • I have some sympathy for Marco, you see, because I remember what it's like to be on the receiving end of that look, and that tenacity.†   (source)
  • Acting on his own, he rushed forward with some 750 men who fought tenaciously from behind stone walls, inflicting heavy casualties and stalling the enemy advance for a full day before forced to fall back.†   (source)
  • Jean had organized his business with the same tenacity he had formerly brought to the idea of the chinchillas, but this time with more success.†   (source)
  • Just as Uncle Leo XII had foreseen, and according to his desire that his nephew not be ignorant of any secret in the business, Florentino Ariza moved through every post during thirty years of dedication and tenacity in the face of every trial.†   (source)
  • A large-boned, broad-shouldered woman, quite a bit older than Moody's forty-seven years, she held him in a tenacious embrace, throwing her arms over his shoulders, kicking her feet off the ground, and wrapping her legs around him as though she would never let him go.†   (source)
  • The Americans could also rightly claim that they had been vastly outnumbered by a far-better-trained army, and that given the odds against them, they had, in several instances, shown exemplary courage and tenacity.†   (source)
  • I would think of my mother sitting in her wheelchair and rotting alive, and that gave me the tenacity to stand up and start walking, even if it was with the aid of curses.†   (source)
  • We remounted the horse and I tried to cling more tenaciously to its mane as we moved on down the hill toward an unseen and unknown destination.†   (source)
  • With the same tenacity his father had brought to the task of lifting Tres Marias out of ruin and making his fortune, he spent his strength working in the clinic and treating the poor without charge in his spare time.†   (source)
  • Barrabas's tanned hide was quickly removed from the bedroom and shoved in a corner of the basement, along with the magic books from Uncle Marcos's enchanted trunks and other treasures, where it resisted moths and neglect with a tenacity worthy of a better cause, until it was rescued by subsequent generations.†   (source)
  • As always happened when he was playing alongside a precipice, someone stronger than himself had risen up beside him to take charge of things— just like the times at school when he would taunt the other boys until they jumped on top of him and then, at the very last possible minute, when he was paralyzed with terror, Jaime would appear and stand in front of him, changing his panic to euphoria and allowing him to run for cover behind the pillars of the courtyard and shout insults from his refuge, while his brother bled from his nose and delivered punches with the silent tenacity of a machine.†   (source)
  • Bold men, audacious men, tenacious men.†   (source)
  • On the other side stood those like John Witherspoon and young James Madison of Virginia, who trusted the French and believed French friendship and support of such critical importance that nothing should be allowed to put the alliance at risk, and who had little faith in John Adams's "stiffness and tenaciousness of temper," as Witherspoon said in his clipped Scottish way.†   (source)
  • I cannot sit down to my book, like Louis, with ferocious tenacity.†   (source)
  • Where the snow had been swept from the sidewalks, treacherous grey patches of ice tenaciously clung.†   (source)
  • He harried his deficient subscribers for payment, with a wild tenacity.†   (source)
  • Fortunately he had a tenacious character as well as this idea of his.†   (source)
  • Each of these was a world in itself, and the warfare between them would soon have reduced to idiocy (or triviality) a less tenacious physique.†   (source)
  • When the Herod figure (the extreme symbol of the misgoverning, tenacious ego) has brought mankind to the nadir of spiritual abasement, the occult forces of the cycle begin of themselves to move.†   (source)
  • The annuity was a modest one, but with the help of the boarders and of a tenacious purpose Mrs. Keating had managed.†   (source)
  • Sometimes she stopped him to question about a book—he rebuilt the story richly with a blazing tenacity of detail that satisfied her wholly.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, among the "suicides" are to be found unusually tenacious and eager and also hardy natures.†   (source)
  • Stated in direct terms: the work of the hero is to slay the tenacious aspect of the father (dragon, tester, ogre king) and release from its ban the vital energies that will feed the universe.†   (source)
  • Nobody could have called it a specially happy kind—but people are tenacious of life, and will go on living.†   (source)
  • Their voices, no longer full in tone like those of people in the strength of youth, were still tenacious of the note.†   (source)
  • She was exceedingly tenacious of affection.†   (source)
  • A spiritless tenacity was his main characteristic, I judged.†   (source)
  • What is most wonderful to me is the tenacity of life.†   (source)
  • His hands took a peculiar, tenacious, hold of everything he chanced to touch.†   (source)
  • There was the tenacity with which he clung to the earth.†   (source)
  • Though the latter held on tenaciously, her voice lost none of its honeyed firmness and softness.†   (source)
  • From father to son, they clung to the ancestral house with singular tenacity of home attachment.†   (source)
  • Her affections were not acute, nor was her mind tenacious.†   (source)
  • —but he secretly wondered over the terrible tenacity of this mild creature.†   (source)
  • Traitor, he sold Christ.... Still alive...tenacious...serves him right!†   (source)
  • The most curious were baffled by her silence and the most tenacious by her obstinacy.†   (source)
  • At other times they capture it with a tenacious glue that paralyzes its movements.†   (source)
  • "That is a tenacious old grandfather," said Beauchamp.†   (source)
  • [408] I am the more struck with this tenacity, when I see its work†   (source)
  • Work began immediately and was carried on with tireless tenacity.†   (source)
  • They had combined with the tenacity which existed in his nature.†   (source)
  • Their tenacity was so great, they would rip apart rather than let go.†   (source)
  • He uttered these names incessantly, appropriately and inappropriately, with the tenacity of right.†   (source)
  • There was something tenacious about that lily-frail body of hers, a clutch on existence which one could not reconcile with its patent weakness.†   (source)
  • He loved Mescal, she loved him; and something born in him with his new health, with the breath of this sage and juniper forest, with the sight of purple canyons and silent beckoning desert, made him fiercely tenacious of all that life had come to mean for him.†   (source)
  • Jim would bend to this bandit's will, and through his very tenacity of love and memory be driven farther on the road to drink, to gaming, and to crime.†   (source)
  • The air down here, tempered by the thick damp bed of tenacious clay, was not as it had been above, but soft and relaxing, so that when he had walked a mile or two he was obliged to wipe his face with his handkerchief.†   (source)
  • It was on Archer's lips to exclaim that whatever he knew or did not know was no concern of M. Riviere's; but something in the humble and yet courageous tenacity of M. Riviere's gaze made him reject this conclusion, and he met the young man's question with another.†   (source)
  • At any time this work called for a clearness of mind that precluded anxiety and worry; but under the present circumstances it required all her vigor and obstinate tenacity to pin her attention upon her task.†   (source)
  • Madeline thanked the rancher, and then rather abruptly retired to her room, where she felt no restraint to hide the force of that wonderful idea, now full-grown and tenacious and alluring.†   (source)
  • Hunger exceeded all her sensations, even the pains; and tenaciously she clung to her one idea of effort, to keep trying, to follow judgment she had made at the outset.†   (source)
  • The latter, indeed, was still moved by the irresistible desire to discuss his wrong; but, though he revolved about it with the same forlorn tenacity, Selden was aware that something always restrained him from full expression.†   (source)
  • She was delighted to talk again of the country in which her youth was spent, and it was a pleasure to her to recall scenes and people that had remained in her memory with the tenacity peculiar to her class.†   (source)
  • He is a most implacable, determined, tenacious, intolerant person who by mere force of character presents himself as—and indeed actually is—considerate, gentle, explanatory, even mild and apologetic, capable possibly of murder, but not of cruelty or coarseness.†   (source)
  • Tenacious of power, he would keep Charles and the rest dependent, and retire from business reluctantly and at an advanced age.†   (source)
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