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used in Great Expectations

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to continue — often despite difficulty
  • It was very aggravating; but, throughout the interview, Joe persisted in addressing Me instead of Miss Havisham.
    Chapter 13 (18% in)
  • In his lay capacity, he persisted in sitting down in the damp to such an insane extent, that when his coat was taken off to be dried at the kitchen fire, the circumstantial evidence on his trousers would have hanged him, if it had been a capital offence.
    Chapter 6 (54% in)
  • The more I made faces and gestures to him to do it, the more confidential, argumentative, and polite, he persisted in being to Me.
    Chapter 13 (28% in)
  • As if he were absolutely out of his mind with the wonder awakened in him by her strange figure and the strange room, Joe, even at this pass, persisted in addressing me.
    Chapter 13 (37% in)
  • They took up several obviously wrong people, and they ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas, instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.
    Chapter 16 (48% in)
  • But Joe, taking it up carefully with both hands, like a bird's-nest with eggs in it, wouldn't hear of parting with that piece of property, and persisted in standing talking over it in a most uncomfortable way.
    Chapter 27 (29% in)
  • We had made some pale efforts in the beginning to applaud Mr. Wopsle; but they were too hopeless to be persisted in.
    Chapter 31 (45% in)
  • In this progress I was much annoyed by the abject Pumblechook, who, being behind me, persisted all the way as a delicate attention in arranging my streaming hatband, and smoothing my cloak.
    Chapter 35 (41% in)
  • "Yes, but look'ee here," he persisted.
    Chapter 40 (43% in)
  • He persists, too, in keeping all the provisions up stairs in his room, and serving them out.
    Chapter 46 (19% in)

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