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persist
used in Oliver Twist

2 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • He experienced no other crosses on the way, than those which originated in the perverse behaviour of the two paupers, who persisted in shivering, and complaining of the cold, in a manner which, Mr. Bumble declared, caused his teeth to chatter in his head, and made him feel quite uncomfortable; although he had a great-coat on.
    Chapter 17 — Oliver's Destiny Continuing Unpropitious, Brings a Great.... (60% in)
  • 'You will not persist in saying that,' rejoined the gentleman, with a voice and emphasis of kindness that might have touched a much harder and more obdurate heart.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (75% in)

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