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tenacious
used in Not Without My Daughter

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Definition
persistent and unyielding
  • She clung tenaciously to the hem of my coat.
tenaciously = with unyielding persistence
  • A large-boned, broad-shouldered woman, quite a bit older than Moody's forty-seven years, she held him in a tenacious embrace, throwing her arms over his shoulders, kicking her feet off the ground, and wrapping her legs around him as though she would never let him go.
  • With one hand she clutched at me tenaciously as, with the other, she pushed her teacher away.
  • Dad was holding on to life tenaciously, waiting to see us.
  • We remounted the horse and I tried to cling more tenaciously to its mane as we moved on down the hill toward an unseen and unknown destination.

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