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persist
used in The Namesake

8 uses
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Definition
to continue — often despite difficulty
  • They enter complaining of the cold that has persisted this far into spring,
    Chapter 9 (63% in)
persisted = continued
  • I'm not," he persisted.
    Chapter 5 (9% in)
  • "But better to be careful," his father persists.
    Chapter 6 (69% in)
  • A dull, steady ache persists on the right side of his head, emanating from deep inside his skull.
    Chapter 7 (68% in)
  • But his mother persists, reminding him, the next time they speak, that her parents had come to his father's funeral, that it was the least he could do.
    Chapter 8 (16% in)
  • "You are sure?" the waiter persists.
    Chapter 8 (51% in)
  • Gogol doesn't like to think about the fact that Moushumi's connection to Graham persists through Astrid and Donald, that through them Moushumi has learned that Graham lives in Toronto now, is married and a father of twins.
    Chapter 9 (77% in)
  • A year later, the shock has worn off, but a sense of failure and shame persists, deep and abiding.
    Chapter 12 (57% in)

There are no more uses of "persist" in The Namesake.

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