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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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to keep working at something — especially despite difficulties
  • Colonel Maycomb persevered in his efforts to make the region safe for democracy, but his first campaign was his last.
    p. 346.3
persevered = kept working (at something) despite difficulties
  • Apparently she had revived enough to persevere in her profession.
    p. 34.1
  • persevere = keep working (at something) despite difficulties
  • "Gentle breeding," he continued, when I had found and scratched it, "and that you should try to live up to your name-" Atticus persevered in spite of us: "She asked me to tell you you must try to behave like the little lady and gentleman that you are."
    p. 177.9
  • persevered = kept working at something (to explain) despite difficulties
  • We do know in part what Mr. Ewell did: he did what any God-fearing, persevering, respectable white man would do under the circumstances—he swore out a warrant, no doubt signing it with his left hand, and Tom Robinson now sits before you, having taken the oath with the only good hand he possesses—his right hand.
    p. 272.9
persevering = continuing despite difficulties
There are no more uses of "persevere" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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