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persist
used in Outliers

6 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • The small initial advantage that the child born in the early part of the year has over the child born at the end of the year persists.
    Chapter 1 (67% in)
  • It persists.
    Chapter 1 (74% in)
  • They persist, generation after generation, virtually intact, even as the economic and social and demographic conditions that spawned them have vanished, and they play such a role in directing attitudes and behavior that we cannot make sense of our world without them.
    Chapter 6 (90% in)
  • Think of the way accents persist over time.
    Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • He knew that cultural legacies matter, that they are powerful and pervasive and that they persist, long after their original usefulness has passed.
    Chapter 7 (92% in)
  • But Renee persists.
    Chapter 8 (81% in)

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