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perseverance
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
continued effort to achieve something despite difficulties
  • Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (97% in)
  • She was now enough aware of Sir James's position with regard to her, to appreciate the rectitude of his perseverance in a landlord's duty, to which he had at first been urged by a lover's complaisance, and her pleasure in it was great enough to count for something even in her present happiness.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (57% in)
  • We know that she had much quiet perseverance in her opinion.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (27% in)

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