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  • Piggy persisted.   (source)
  • "Why?" I persisted.   (source)
    persisted = continued despite difficulty
  • But she had to persist.   (source)
    persist = continue -- often despite difficulty
  • And yet I persist like a stubborn mule in my efforts.   (source)
    persist = continue
  • ...he had tried in every way to keep Jason from the Indian. But Jason persisted.   (source)
    persisted = continued
  • And so the activities of abolitionists persisted.   (source)
  • I woke in the dark after dreaming that I was buried alive, and when I was awake the feeling of suffocation persisted.   (source)
  • But the new doctor persisted; he came each day, and his questions dissolved the edges of the fog, and his voice sounded louder every time he came.   (source)
    persisted = continued -- despite difficulty
  • When First Lieutenant Sidney Martin persisted in making them search tunnels before blowing them, and after Frenchie Tucker and Bernie Lynn died in tunnels, the disobedience became fully organized.   (source)
    persisted = continued (here as is often the case) despite difficulty
  • even with the sheep gone their smell persisted.   (source)
    persisted = continued
  • But the rumors persisted.   (source)
  • "They persist!" He fired his gun again and again at the bodies.   (source)
    persist = continue (to exist despite everything)
  • By evening the voice dwindles to a croaking. But it persists still through the whole night.   (source)
    persists = continues
  • "I'd look just like Irene Castle if I had short hair," persisted Francie.   (source)
    persisted = continued (despite opposition)
  • But the thought asserted itself, and persisted, until it produced a vision of his body totally frozen.   (source)
    persisted = continued
  • It undermined him quickly; yet he persisted.   (source)
  • the Mock Turtle persisted.   (source)
    persisted = continued despite difficulties
  • The headaches persisted, and Mother's memory was erratic.†   (source)
  • Still, the girl persisted, and as you might expect, each day, when she searched the mail, there was nothing.†   (source)
  • I don't know why I watch this yearly ritual in our backyard; my nightmares persist long after the bloodstains on the grass have faded.†   (source)
  • The priest usually ignored Dad and tried to go on with his sermon, but Dad persisted.†   (source)
  • Pleads and persists that there must be some waterway to the Gulf of California.†   (source)
  • "Stacey, somebody musta seen and told on us," I persisted.†   (source)
  • And yet I persist, hunched over as if sewing by moonlight.†   (source)
  • As this mental state persisted, she gradually felt more and more alienated from the world.†   (source)
  • Returning to my laptop, I tried doing some more research work, but the slow web connection persisted.†   (source)
  • "Come now," the colonel persisted.†   (source)
  • If you persist in this foolishness, if you refuse me, all my glory will leave you.†   (source)
  • Yet they persisted through a decade of failed pregnancies, and eventually it paid off: Mom was born on January 20, 1961—the day of John F. Kennedy's inauguration— and my aunt Lori came along less than two years later.†   (source)
  • Death alone persists in this place.†   (source)
  • Lukemeier didn't persist, but for the rest of the journey Peter couldn't shake off the terrible feeling that the man was watching him.†   (source)
  • Alby persisted with the questions.†   (source)
  • Still, they persisted with the McMillian theory.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, as the teachers and Hermione persisted in reminding them, the OWLs were drawing ever nearer.†   (source)
  • I think the system persists because we're afraid of what might happen if it didn't: war.†   (source)
  • But if he hadn't known it then, Kate persisted, how did he know it now?†   (source)
  • The question that came to mind then sounded silly, but it persisted: "Do you believe in enchanted places?"†   (source)
  • Serena persisted.†   (source)
  • "But could it be real?" she persisted.†   (source)
  • Although, at dusk, the sun had lost its intensity, the dry heat shimmered above the tarmac; despite a breeze, the heat persisted with furnacelike generation.†   (source)
  • Olivetti persisted.†   (source)
  • He persists in asking Marie-Laure to run her fingers over it, to recognize different houses, the angles of streets.†   (source)
  • Brinker persisted aggressively.†   (source)
  • She grew tired of persisting in her convictions against the Liddells, their friends, everyone.†   (source)
  • But your mother's friend was so sure, she persisted.†   (source)
  • "Did you put away your game?" my father asked Buckley, wondering why he persisted in avoiding the topic with the one person who approached it head-on.†   (source)
  • I could feel the conversation going in a direction I wasn't entirely comfortable with, but I persisted anyway.†   (source)
  • Her doubts persisted through the week.†   (source)
  • I hated cranberry sauce, but for some reason my mom persisted in her lifelong belief that it was my very favorite food, even though every single Thanksgiving I politely declined to include it on my plate.†   (source)
  • The small initial advantage that the child born in the early part of the year has over the child born at the end of the year persists.†   (source)
  • King Robert had replaced them with banners and tapestries, but Tyrion had persisted until he found the skulls in the dank cellar where they had been stored.†   (source)
  • I will have to travel from district to district, to stand before the cheering crowds who secretly loathe me, to look down into the faces of the families whose children I have killed… The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.†   (source)
  • The orange light persisted.†   (source)
  • "Who then?" they persisted.†   (source)
  • "At this party," persisted Arthur, "was a girl … oh, well, look, it doesn't matter now.†   (source)
  • They persisted in assaulting stars that could have been bypassed by wall-sliding to a more advanced position.†   (source)
  • "Enceladus does," Piper persisted.†   (source)
  • He persists.†   (source)
  • At first she shakes her head no, but Olly persists, as he's wont to do.†   (source)
  • Danny had persisted.†   (source)
  • They were as intelligent as you or I. "But they were animals," persisted Eragon.†   (source)
  • Muntu persists through all those conditions unchanged.†   (source)
  • "They won't even know I'm there, sir," I persisted.†   (source)
  • The feeling that he was in a dream persisted, much stronger than during any sim he had ever participated in.†   (source)
  • "No," I persisted stupidly.†   (source)
  • The strange bidding frenzy for offensive linemen no one had ever heard of persisted.†   (source)
  • I brushed her head away, fearing infection, but she persisted.†   (source)
  • Holmes apologized, claiming a dire need for money, and was so persuasive and abject that even Belknap felt mollified, although his distrust of Holmes persisted.†   (source)
  • "Next year, I mean," he persisted.†   (source)
  • Other boys occasionally expressed an interest in joining us, but Billy was the first one who took it upon himself to persist in asking.†   (source)
  • But the ringing persisted, and the ringing meant that the phone worked, but no one was there to answer it.†   (source)
  • I understand, but it's all right," Kearney persisted.†   (source)
  • "Can you see a sign anywhere?" she persisted.†   (source)
  • Nonetheless, the restlessness persisted.†   (source)
  • Thrilled with her success, she decided to persist with the pickles and jam, and soon found herself busy all year round.†   (source)
  • Josh persisted, determined to get some answers.†   (source)
  • Steadily, then, over the two years or so following Herr Bremann's death, his lordship, together with Sir David Cardinal, who became his closest ally during that time, succeeded in gathering together a broad alliance of figures who shared the conviction that the situation in Germany should not be allowed to persist.†   (source)
  • Even though the Officials have laughed at the notion that the red tablet is a death tablet, the rumors still persist.†   (source)
  • And if he persisted in his claims that he needed no numbing agent?†   (source)
  • Tanner persisted.†   (source)
  • The only area in which he persisted in defying time and fashion was in his somber attire, his anachronistic frock coats, his unique hat, the poet's string ties from his mother's notions shop, his sinister umbrella.†   (source)
  • Yet the heat persisted.†   (source)
  • "Be a grand place for you," he persisted.†   (source)
  • Yet the darkness that had descended over Jenny while she was on forced bed rest persisted.†   (source)
  • She persisted in the pretense that her shy demeanor in the presence of boys prevented her from dating them.†   (source)
  • Ancient heathen beliefs persisted under the surface of Christianity, and many of these pre-Christian elements became integrated with Christianity.†   (source)
  • Disruptions were enormous, and conflict did not vanish overnight, it persisted and simmered, but reports of its persistence and simmering seemed less than apocalyptic, and while some migrants continued to cling to properties they did not own under the law, and some migrants and some nativists too continued to detonate bombs and carry out knifings and shootings, Saeed and Nadia had the sense that overall, for most people, in Britain at least, existence went on in tolerable safety.†   (source)
  • It was no secret to Dede that Mama couldn't read, though Mama still persisted in her story that her eyesight was bad.†   (source)
  • Bailey persisted in calling her Mother Dear until the circumstance of proximity softened the phrase's formality to "Muh Dear," and finally to "M'Deah."†   (source)
  • At that point Palmgren had a serious discussion with her, explaining bluntly that if she persisted on this path she would be institutionalised again.†   (source)
  • Yet it persists.†   (source)
  • ' "Why not?" she persists.†   (source)
  • Even supposing that most of the new meanings are temporary things that will persist only through sundown that day, we will be spending time and moving forward with them.†   (source)
  • Dick persisted.†   (source)
  • I argued back at him, but his nagging persisted.†   (source)
  • But, after a moment, he persisted.†   (source)
  • But he persisted in calling for it, and eventually Nodayimani filled his pipe, lit it, and then handed it to him.†   (source)
  • I persist, dunking them for longer and longer periods, until the cold finally numbs my blisters.†   (source)
  • Later, under the sultanate of Zanzibar and subsequent rule by the Italian colonial government, the Somali Bantu were enslaved to work on plantations, a condition that persisted until as recently as the 1930s.†   (source)
  • "He picked up a bee," she persisted, "a dead bee; I mean, one that was just lying on the windowsill.†   (source)
  • "But what other rabbits?" persisted Hazel.†   (source)
  • "And yet you're going to walk it—after a week's work here in the mill?" persisted Stoddard.†   (source)
  • "Well, do it," he persisted.†   (source)
  • Williams protested that he did not have the authority or powder to carry out such a drastic plan, but Hildreth persisted, saying he knew where he could get the necessary explosives.†   (source)
  • I wondered what he thought I was going to wear if he persisted in shredding my clothes.†   (source)
  • "The banya is good for you," Filitov persisted.†   (source)
  • One Time, One Day. between Davie and Roberta, I asked my mom why she persisted, kept on having baby after baby.†   (source)
  • The child was too weak to work at it, but she knew if she didn't persist the baby would only get weaker and die.†   (source)
  • Frank persists in looking down.†   (source)
  • She suffered inexplicable fevers and headaches that persisted for months, and she lost some of the weight she had recently put on.†   (source)
  • Smith persisted and prevailed.†   (source)
  • Puller persisted.†   (source)
  • Despite seeing a few local healers, her sickness persisted and on the second night she had a strange dream: Na-na accused her and my dia of not looking after her.†   (source)
  • Mortenson saw a cloud pass across the old man's craggy face, but persisted.†   (source)
  • Kamen persisted.†   (source)
  • How could we have persisted in this state of not knowing?†   (source)
  • "How did you really do it?" he persisted.†   (source)
  • The silence persists.†   (source)
  • I persisted, "What about your teeth?"†   (source)
  • ' Boromir persisted.†   (source)
  • "'gainst evil's might, he will persist—"†   (source)
  • " 'It happens to everyone,' he persisted, refusing to help me.†   (source)
  • But Nana took advantage of the slightest distraction on Nivea's part to persist in her attempts to cure the child's muteness with the same remedy she used for hiccups.†   (source)
  • 'Please excuse me,' the chaplain persisted timorously.†   (source)
  • I persisted in the negotiation, and Snow Flower's granddaughter came under my protection.†   (source)
  • "There has to be something bothering you," Wesley persisted.†   (source)
  • Sometimes you make up your mind about something without knowing why, and your decision persists by the power of inertia.†   (source)
  • Bachelli became loud and boisterous, screaming about Adowa, which was enough to get him beaten up if he persisted.†   (source)
  • But if the dreams persist, they may have another purpose.†   (source)
  • He said he would have to take the pills as long as it persisted.†   (source)
  • The knocking persisted.†   (source)
  • That magic persists despite the memory of our prepubescent male voices that sounded more like a pond of bullfrogs than the Vienna Boys' Choir.†   (source)
  • They hadn't told me the rules, I knew, but the feeling persisted.†   (source)
  • "We must persist," he told Lord North.†   (source)
  • "You own a collection of antique weapons," Eve persisted.†   (source)
  • She'd go and look when she'd caught up with the weeklies, the Saturday ritual she persisted with here, though it seemed to require a lot more effort.†   (source)
  • The nausea had persisted for weeks.†   (source)
  • "She gave me this number herself," Joe persisted.†   (source)
  • But if you persist in denying what you are, you too will be destroyed, and none shall lift a hand to help you.†   (source)
  • The latter needed to remove the police chief of the sixth district because he was too honest to take bribes and so had persisted in harassing the gambling houses the director owned.†   (source)
  • It does not follow that they are right,' my father persisted.†   (source)
  • I persisted.†   (source)
  • Max and David sat off to the side while the arguments persisted, leaving the negotiations for their section to Rolf, Sarah, and Connor.†   (source)
  • I persisted because I kept hearing about guys mixing protein powder with milk or water and drinking it before or after their workouts.†   (source)
  • But the myth persists.†   (source)
  • If you persist in your plan, I shall expose you… "I found it!"†   (source)
  • Is it the coldness of objects, she wonders, that persists?†   (source)
  • So I persisted.†   (source)
  • "Why do you persist, Monsieur Bourne?" asked Villiers wearily.†   (source)
  • The thunder persisted.†   (source)
  • But for others their initial idealism, even if intensified by more visceral emotions, persisted to the end.†   (source)
  • Why, for instance, did she persist in calling Abby "Mother Whitshank"?†   (source)
  • The knocking persisted.†   (source)
  • "You taunt a dangerous foe," the shard persisted.†   (source)
  • "I don't care," she persisted, her eyes as hard and cold as creek pebbles.†   (source)
  • If the Lunar Authority persists in its intransigence?†   (source)
  • "Are we?" she persisted.†   (source)
  • But this shadow persisted.†   (source)
  • But perhaps my aunt, my forerunner, caught in a slow life, let dreams grow and fade and after some months or years went toward what persisted.†   (source)
  • He diagnosed this negative intelligence as more ominous than almost anything that could have happened, and determined to awaken General Hawker if it persisted.†   (source)
  • "What will happen to this young man?" persisted Golde.†   (source)
  • As if the dead really do persist, even in a bottle of wine.†   (source)
  • "I'll tell you what about Bobby Weed," Nathan persisted.†   (source)
  • I'm afraid what Captain Keller says is only too true, she'll persist in this until she gets her own way.†   (source)
  • But she persisted with me, as she persisted in spite of herself with the other characters in the stories.†   (source)
  • Whenever I am awaiting the outcome of peril or reflecting upon the few lessons that can be learned in the course of a misspent life, a few bubbles of memory appear before me, are struck by all the color changes the skin of a bubble undergoes in the space of an instant, burst then, having endured no longer than a bubble, and persist as feelings for a long while after.†   (source)
  • His criticisms both of the war as it had been conducted and of the army organization as it persisted were irresistibly penetrating.†   (source)
  • The man persisted, a stupid fellow, as it seemed to Hodge; his eyes and voice were slow, and here in the rush of events he seemed out of place, like an old Ford truck on a racetrack.†   (source)
  • Mr. Head persisted, his voice expressionless.†   (source)
  • He felt that he was a visitor in Moscow and persisted in acting like one.†   (source)
  • Still the cricket struck his chisel; the voices persisted, placid as bran.†   (source)
  • And if he persists and, if he manages to present himself to the registrar, he may be disqualified because he did not spell out his middle name, or because he abbreviated a word on the application.†   (source)
  • The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.†   (source)
  • You persist that you cannot identify The Man With No Face, Mr. Reich?†   (source)
  • All night the illusion persisted, and she lay awake breathless with thoughts of this easily achievable future, that was also her past.†   (source)
  • "I don't care about the stew, but I can only issue rations for eighty men," persisted Ginger.   (source)
    persisted = continued in a course of action (despite opposition)
  • "Well, but if—" persists Miller, "what would you do?"   (source)
    persists = continues in a course of action (despite opposition)
  • "Then you'd better find him," he persists.   (source)
  • They cannot persist without solace, without illusion, they are disordered before the naked picture of despair.   (source)
    persist = continue
  • "Who are they then?" persists Tjaden.   (source)
    persists = continued in a course of action (despite opposition)
  • There was one fancy indeed, which persisted through her girlhood.   (source)
    persisted = continued
  • In vain I persisted that Bartleby was nothing to me—no more than to any one else.   (source)
    persisted = continued (despite difficulty)
  • ...and don't worry about losing your "personality," as you persist in calling it; at fifteen you had the radiance of early morning, at twenty you will begin to have the melancholy brilliance of the moon, and when you are my age you will give out, as I do, the genial golden warmth of 4 P.M. If you write me letters, please let them be natural ones.   (source)
    persist = continue
  • "I don't care," he persisted gloomily.   (source)
    persisted = continued (despite difficulty or resistance)
  • Well, I began analyzing it—my imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark—so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me—I let it play stray dog or escaped convict or ghost, and then saw myself coming along the road.   (source)
    persisted = continued
  • "That's why he's chosen Draco, isn't it?" she persisted.†   (source)
  • He persisted in mischief in spite of Laila's scolding, which he never did when Rasheed was away.†   (source)
  • "Newt, I don't get it," Thomas persisted quietly.†   (source)
  • "So what are we doing tonight?" she persisted.†   (source)
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