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persist
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • When he was quite sure that Nature was persisting in doing something she ought not to, he went guiltily to Gottlieb, protesting, "The darn' bugs ought to die in this immune serum, but they don't.
    Chapter 6 (8% in)

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