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dogged
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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dogged determination
Definition
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
  • The longing to know, to be a student in the great school at Nashville, hovered like a star above this child-woman amid her work and worry, and she studied doggedly.
    Chapter 4 (28% in)
  • Up the new path the advance guard toiled, slowly, heavily, doggedly; only those who have watched and guided the faltering feet, the misty minds, the dull understandings, of the dark pupils of these schools know how faithfully, how piteously, this people strove to learn.
    Chapter 1 (59% in)
  • This was the temptation of Despair; and the young man fought it doggedly.
    Chapter 12 (36% in)

There are no more uses of "dogged" flagged with this meaning in The Souls of Black Folk.

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  • What can it expect but crime and listlessness, offset here and there by the dogged struggles of the fortunate and more determined who are themselves buoyed by the hope that in due time the country will come to its senses?
    Chapter 9 (70% in)
  • One ever feels his twoness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
    Chapter 1 (23% in)

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