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persist
used in Wuthering Heights

13 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • 'Order Ellen to say you are engaged, Cathy,' he persisted; 'don't turn me out for those pitiful, silly friends of yours!
    Chapter 8 (62% in)
  • 'You'd better do it at once,' he persisted, escaping to the porch (they were in the stable): 'you will have to: and if I speak of these blows, you'll get them again with interest.'
    Chapter 4 (88% in)
  • Till within a week of her death that gay heart never failed her; and her husband persisted doggedly, nay, furiously, in affirming her health improved every day.
    Chapter 8 (16% in)
  • 'No,' she persisted, grasping the handle; 'not yet, Edgar Linton: sit down; you shall not leave me in that temper.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • I couldn't explain to Edgar how certain I felt of having a fit, or going raging mad, if he persisted in teasing me!
    Chapter 12 (37% in)
  • I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished.
    Chapter 14 (51% in)
  • Don't persist, sir! or else I shall be obliged to inform my master of your designs; and he'll take measures to secure his house and its inmates from any such unwarrantable intrusions!'
    Chapter 14 (83% in)
  • Decide! because there is no reason for my lingering another minute, if you persist in your stubborn ill-nature!'
    Chapter 14 (91% in)
  • 'I MUST — Linton will be up immediately,' persisted the alarmed intruder.
    Chapter 15 (86% in)
  • Earnshaw has a mind to shoot you, if you persist in endeavouring to enter.
    Chapter 17 (37% in)
  • 'But you have been worse,' persisted his cousin; 'worse than when I saw you last; you are thinner, and — '
    Chapter 26 (21% in)
  • Catherine was near distraught: still, she persisted that she must go home, and tried entreaty in her turn, persuading him to subdue his selfish agony.
    Chapter 27 (66% in)
  • 'No,' she persisted, 'I won't: I can't tell what to do to make you talk to me; and you are determined not to understand.
    Chapter 32 (72% in)

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