Examples of perseverance in a Sentence
- The great international collectors and curators, once celebrated for their perceptiveness and perseverance, are now regularly deplored as traffickers in, or receivers of, stolen goods. —Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Review of Books, 9 Feb. 2006
- … a cavalcade of black and brown and female faces spinning stories of hardship and triumph through perseverance. —Michelle Cottle, New Republic, 14 Aug. 2000
- … he had no-nonsense coaches with hearts of gold who taught him discipline; he learned perseverance from a father who sent him back out to fight after he took a licking … —Jack McCallum, Sports Illustrated, 14 Dec. 1998
His perseverance was rewarded: after many rejections, he finally found a job.
Perseverance is required to perfect just about any skill.
Recent Examples of perseverance from the Web
Her perseverance is remarkable given the obstacles to higher education that Afghan girls face, even without physical disabilities.
Outer Mars, or Upper Mars, represents perseverance and emotional bravery.
Bill Sutherland, the senior vice president of AAA Travel and Publishing, attributed travelers’ perseverance to a good economy and increasing consumer confidence.
In the case of the 1955 Austrian negotiations, for instance, his quiet perseverance helped neutralize a treaty clause that had left the door open for the Soviets to return and reoccupy Austria.
Their perseverance in the face of infirmities (some depended on walkers and canes) endowed their demonstrations with disproportionate publicity.
But his perseverance and progress, through years of therapy, made a profound impact on Albane.
However, in deference to Siskevicius’s perseverance, the race organization allowed him in to symbolically finish the race.
As much as D’amico helped McCray understand formulas and molecular properties, McCray helped D’amico appreciate the value of perseverance.
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PERSEVERANCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perseverance for English Language Learners
: the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult
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