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tenacious
used in Interview with the Vampire

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Definition
persistent and unyielding
  • Can you imagine the tenacity of the will to live in him, his hands groping in that water for anything that moved?'
    Part 2 (9% in)
  • For four years I had not savored a human; for four years I hadn't really known; and now I heard her heart in that terrible rhythm, and such a heart not the heart of a man or an animal, but the rapid, tenacious heart of the child, beating harder and harder, refusing to die, beating like a tiny fist beating on a door, crying, 'I will not die, I will not die, I cannot die, I cannot die ....'
    Part 1 (46% in)
  • Tenacity?
    Part 2 (9% in)
  • Only that perhaps there was no will to live, no tenacity .... because very simply there was no need of either.
    Part 2 (11% in)
  • Hurricanes, floods, fevers, the plague-and the damp of the Louisiana climate itself worked tirelessly on every hewn plank or stone facade, so that New Orleans seemed at all times like a dream in the imagination of her striving populace, a dream held intact at every second by a tenacious, though unconscious, collective will.
    Part 3 (1% in)
  • But that was nothing to me now; something far more terrible than I could grasp was happening, something I was only beginning to understand, against which my anger was nothing but a mockery, a hollow attempt to oppose her tenacious will.
    Part 3 (53% in)
  • But something else, someone else had hold of my arm with two arms and was pulling me with tenacious strength.
    Part 3 (80% in)
  • I remember clinging tenaciously to consciousness, feeling these blows on the back of my head, feeling the back of my head wet with blood that trickled down my neck as I lay on the carriage floor.
    Part 3 (81% in)

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