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persist
used in Anna Karenina

3 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • He persists in refusing to give me a divorce!
    Part One (98% in)
  • In the elasticity of her movements, the freshness and the unflagging eagerness which persisted in her face, and broke out in her smile and her glance, she would rather have passed for a girl of twenty, had it not been for a serious and at times mournful look in her eyes, which struck and attracted Kitty.
    Part One (61% in)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch, with a following of those who saw the danger of so revolutionary an attitude to official documents, persisted in upholding the statements obtained by the revising commission.
    Part Four (22% in)

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