Examples of persevere in a Sentence
She persevered in her studies and graduated near the top of her class.
Even though he was tired, he persevered and finished the race.
Recent Examples of persevere from the Web
Surtain's gridders had to persevere through a tough opener against that same Palm Beach team as part of the round-robin type event.
The kids were amazing and persevered through that (changes in teachers).
Her teammates are persevering without their only senior starter.
Bernie Sanders kept his movement together, persevered without any major gaffes or stumbles, and enjoys the support of young people and of multitudes of small donors.
The Vikings have been pesky for Woodland West teams, and Friday was no different, but Greendale was able to persevere in a game where all the scoring was finished before halftime.
But the Hawkeyes avoided the killer mistake and persevered in a 31-14 win against North Texas.
Searching for answers, Clinton steadfastly insists that the woman who has spent decades persevering in a harsh spotlight won't be embittered by a final humiliating blow.
Rare is the person who prefers the beauty found in the layers, the strata that develop over years of persevering through life and all its complications.
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The early settlers of the New World persevered in the face of constant hardship and danger. The Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation lost half their number in the first winter to disease and hunger, but their perseverance paid off, and within five years their community was healthy and self-sufficient. Perhaps more remarkable are all the solitary inventors who have persevered in pursuing their visions for years, lacking any financial support and laughed at by the public.
Origin and Etymology of persevere
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscarry on, persist, gut it out, hang in there
Related Wordsdig in, hang on, keep up; follow through (with); knuckle down
Near Antonymsgive up, knock off, quit; bow, give in, submit, succumb, surrender, yield; falter, hang back, hesitate, shilly-shally, vacillate, waver, wobble (also wabble)
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