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persist
used in Pride and Prejudice

6 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • If therefore she actually persists in rejecting my suit, perhaps it were better not to force her into accepting me, because if liable to such defects of temper, she could not contribute much to my felicity.
    Chapter 20 (17% in)
  • To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew; determined, if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
    Chapter 19 (97% in)
  • In the first place, she persisted in disbelieving the whole of the matter; secondly, she was very sure that Mr. Collins had been taken in; thirdly, she trusted that they would never be happy together; and fourthly, that the match might be broken off.
    Chapter 23 (19% in)
  • You persist, then, in supposing his sisters influence him?
    Chapter 24 (65% in)
  • Forgive me; and if you persist in indifference, do not make me your confidante.
    Chapter 54 (99% in)
  • In revolving Lady Catherine's expressions, however, she could not help feeling some uneasiness as to the possible consequence of her persisting in this interference.
    Chapter 57 (13% in)

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