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used in Middlemarch

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to keep working at something — especially despite difficulties
  • "Let me hope that you will rescind that resolution about the horse, Miss Brooke," said the persevering admirer.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (13% in)
  • They are quite true," returned Celia, who had her reasons for persevering, though she was beginning to be a little afraid.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (37% in)
  • "How should I be able now to persevere in any path without your companionship?" said Mr. Casaubon, kissing her candid brow, and feeling that heaven had vouchsafed him a blessing in every way suited to his peculiar wants.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (38% in)
  • "I did not think of comparing you: such power of persevering devoted labor as Mr. Casaubon's is not common."
    Book 2 — Old and Young (83% in)
  • "But if you married Mr. Ladislaw, not anybody else," Celia went on with persevering quietude.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (58% in)
  • There was a conflux of emotions and thoughts in him that would not let him either give thorough way to his anger or persevere with simple rigidity of resolve.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (23% in)
  • "Was Mr. Hackbutt at the meeting?" persevered Mrs. Bulstrode.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (15% in)

There are no more uses of "persevere" in Middlemarch.

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