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persist
used in Lonesome Dove

2 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • The child was too weak to work at it, but she knew if she didn't persist the baby would only get weaker and die.
    Chapters 75-76 (73% in)
  • If you persist in your attachment to your right leg it'll be the last opportunity you have to take a sober look at anything.
    Chapters 95-96 (46% in)

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