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persevere
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
to keep working at something — especially despite difficulties
  • The fact that he got through his supines without mistake the next day, encouraged him to persevere in this appendix to his prayers, and neutralized any scepticism that might have arisen from Mr. Stelling's continued demand for Euclid.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (49% in)
  • If Maggie had not known that his benevolence was persevering in proportion to its reserve, she might have been chilled and frightened.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (68% in)
  • Dr. Kenn, having a conscience void of offence in the matter, was still inclined to persevere,—was still averse to give way before a public sentiment that was odious and contemptible; but he was finally wrought upon by the consideration of the peculiar responsibility attached to his office, of avoiding the appearance of evil,—an "appearance" that is always dependent on the average quality of surrounding minds.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (12% in)

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