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used in Main Street

5 uses
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to continue — often despite difficulty
  • She persisted: "Do you get to see many plays, Mr. Wutherspoon?"
    Chapter 5 (41% in)
  • Carol was dismayed by the casualness of their cruelty, but she persisted.
    Chapter 19 (6% in)
  • Carol was deft, and won shy praise from Kennicott, but as her shoulder blades began to sting, she wondered how many millions of women had lied to themselves during the death-rimmed years through which they had pretended to enjoy the puerile methods persisting in housework.
    Chapter 24 (50% in)
  • Even in the shop he persisted in his finery.
    Chapter 28 (75% in)
  • At breakfast-time her agonies were night-blurred, and persisted only as a nervous irresolution.
    Chapter 30 (68% in)

There are no more uses of "persist" in Main Street.

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