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persistence

noun per·sis·tence \pər-ˈsis-tən(t)s, -ˈzis-\

: the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people

: the state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time

Full Definition of PERSISTENCE

1
:  the action or fact of persisting
2
:  the quality or state of being persistent; especially :  perseverance

Examples of PERSISTENCE

  1. He admired her dogged persistence in pursuing the job.
  2. His persistence in asking for a raise was finally rewarded.
  3. She has shown a lot of persistence.

First Known Use of PERSISTENCE

1546

Rhymes with PERSISTENCE

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