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.
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Ripken, too, had to persevere and fight through injuries, major and nagging.
But Robert Geoffrey Edwards, born on this day in 1925, and his collaborator Patrick Steptoe persevered.
Bryant persevered throughout and has been offered a scholarship to Jacksonville State.
In a do-or-die situation at home, the Los Angeles Dodgers persevered through five brilliant innings of work by Astros ace Justin Verlander, eventually scoring two earned runs on Verlander in the sixth.
Some were never seen again, but the young female persevered, unexpectedly taking up with one of the invaders to form a new family of her own.
Mandell persevered through this setback and the concurrent recession by refocusing on his delivery service and branding.
The business suffered a setback in 1855, when Dillman died, but Moerlein persevered, finding a new business partner in Conrad Windisch.
Lytle has said members with stints over a period time on the minor league golf tour have influenced him to continue to persevere.
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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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