Both Uses of
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
- Mr. Gore was proud, ambitious, and persevering.
Chpt 4 *persevering = continuing to work at something despite difficulties
- He was ambitious enough to be contented with nothing short of the highest rank of overseers, and persevering enough to reach the height of his ambition.
(persevere) to keep working at something -- especially despite difficulties