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used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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to keep working at something — especially despite difficulties
  • Perhaps if Angel had persevered he might have gone to Cambridge like his brothers.
    3 — The Rally (30% in)
  • Tess still stood hesitating like a bather about to make his plunge, hardly knowing whether to retreat or to persevere, when a figure came forth from the dark triangular door of the tent.
    1 — The Maiden (48% in)

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