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persist
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

5 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • "I'd look just like Irene Castle if I had short hair," persisted Francie.
    Chapter 44 (8% in)
persisted = continued (despite opposition)
  • Probably the ruffians of that time so marked innocent people as a cruel joke and the practice had persisted down through the centuries to be distorted into a meaningless Halloween prank.
    Chapter 24 (9% in)
  • " "Why?" persisted Francie.
    Chapter 24 (88% in)
  • " "Wouldn't it be more of a free country," persisted Francie, "if we could ride in them free?"
    Chapter 25 (59% in)
  • " "But do you think I'm as good-looking as Neeley?" persisted Francie, wanting her mother to lie.
    Chapter 39 (85% in)

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