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Definition persistent and unyielding
  • She is as tenacious as a bulldog.
tenacious = determined and persistent
  • 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.
    Norman Vincent Peale
  • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
  • The cardinal has a tenacious memory and a long arm; you may depend upon it, he will repay you by some ill turn.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • But as he approached the land, a thought, at first fleeting and then tenacious, arose in his mind.
    Verne, Jules  --  Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • 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.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, Second Series
  • Tenacious of power, he would keep Charles and the rest dependent, and retire from business reluctantly and at an advanced age.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • Thinking back now on the problems expressive language presented to me, I am amazed by ... their tenacity.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • tenacity = persistence
  • No doubt she looked a little insane, tenaciously clutching the paperweight.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • 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...
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • tenacity = determination and persistence
  • Her tenacity fascinated him,
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • tenacity = determination and persistence
  • I keep putting him off, but man, he's tenacious.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • tenacious = determined and persistent
  • Worthy of love and admiration were these people in their blind loyalty, their blind strength and tenacity.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • tenacity = determination and persistence
  • Tenacity got me over the brick wall.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • tenacity = determination and 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.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • tenacious = determined and persistent
  • Usually they scare off easy, but this one, he's tenacious.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • tenacious = determined and persistent
  • Agravaine returned tenaciously to the subject which they had been discussing.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • tenaciously = with unyielding persistence
  • In time, she discovered she had surprising hardihood and tenacity,
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • tenacity = determination and persistence
  • People are tenacious when it comes to the treasure of their imaginary independence.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
tenacious = determined and persistent

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