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pertinacious
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
stubbornly unyielding
  • Here be it said, that this pertinacious pursuit of one particular whale, continued through day into night, and through night into day, is a thing by no means unprecedented in the South sea fishery.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (32% in)
  • And still as Ahab glided over the waves the unpitying sharks accompanied him; and so pertinaciously stuck to the boat; and so continually bit at the plying oars, that the blades became jagged and crunched, and left small splinters in the sea, at almost every dip.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (84% in)

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