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persistent
used in The Great Gatsby

5 uses
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Definition
continuing — especially despite difficulties or opposition
  • I followed him over a low whitewashed railroad fence, and we walked back a hundred yards along the road under Doctor Eckleburg's persistent stare.
    p. 24.9
persistent = continuous
  • All the cars have the left rear wheel painted black as a mourning wreath, and there's a persistent wail all night along the north shore.
    p. 9.9
  • The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the trees and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life.
    p. 20.5
  • There were three married couples and Jordan's escort, a persistent undergraduate given to violent innuendo, and obviously under the impression that sooner or later Jordan was going to yield him up her person to a greater or lesser degree.
    p. 44.8
  • ...and there was one persistent story that he didn't live in a house at all, but in a boat that looked like a house and was moved secretly up and down the Long Island shore.
    p. 97.8

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