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persist
used in The Lovely Bones

2 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • "Did you put away your game?" my father asked Buckley, wondering why he persisted in avoiding the topic with the one person who approached it head-on.
    Chapter Five (36% in)
  • "We are not taking disciplinary action at this time, but we will if you persist," Mr. Peterford was saying.
    Chapter Six (17% in)

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