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Definition continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • Her perseverance was finally rewarded.
perseverance = continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • She is more notable for her perseverance than for her natural talent.
  • perseverance = continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • Stanley's father was smart and had a lot of perseverance.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • perseverance = a tendency to continue working to achieve something despite difficulties
  • . . . let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • perseverance = continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • The wall-paper, as I said before, is torn off in spots, and it sticketh closer than a brother—they must have had perseverance as well as hatred.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • perseverance = continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • Poverty doesn't give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • perseverance = continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • To be a successful inventor you need three things: intelligence, perseverance, and just a little bit of luck.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • perseverance = continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • If a woman may ever be said to be in safety from the determined Perseverance of disagreeable Lovers and the cruel Persecutions of obstinate Fathers, surely it must be at such a time of Life.
    Jane Austen  --  Love and Friendship
  • He did not read always with enjoyment but invariably with perseverance.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He said with prayer and perseverance, God might one day forgive me.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • They met in graduate school; he flitted from lab to lab with a prodigious curiosity but little perseverance.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • To speak of Tuskegee without paying special tribute to Booker T. Washington's genius and perseverance would be impossible.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Having taken it, I determined, as far as should depend upon me, to maintain it, with moderation, perseverance, and firmness.
    George Washington  --  Washington's Farewell Address
  • No doubt it would inspire her to give me the speech again about how, with time and perseverance, I could be a judge, too.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • It takes a lot of perseverance to hang tough with challenging choices.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • I was relieved from it by the humane hand of Mr. DAVID RUGGLES, whose vigilance, kindness, and perseverance, I shall never forget.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • A great deal of their money and perseverance and they found a place to sleep.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Tronjheim was a stunning monument to the dwarves' power and perseverance.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • You'll begin your lectures about perseverance and strength of will, and all that.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Nothing can be achieved without perseverance.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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