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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Plus, part of sports is persevering through adversity and understanding that the individual is part of something bigger than himself.
Though Lauren and her friends made mistakes, those who were determined to correct those mistakes managed to persevere.
UW-Stevens Point 34, St. Norbert 33 (2OT): Jonte Webb scored on a 25-yard touchdown catch and Hayden Neidert added the extra point in the second extra session as the Pointers persevered against the visiting Green Knights.
Wilshere would need to work hard to get himself into the England starting XI, with Southgate seemingly determined to persevere with a solid, if not spectacular, Jordan Henderson and Eric Dier partnership.
Pitcher Matt Heidenreich and Blair Walters, the others acquired in that trade, are long gone from the Astros system, but Devenski persevered and had a breakout 2015 season at Class AA Corpus Christi.
But the big-picture takeaway from Saturday’s game was that this Louisville team has the speed to outrun its mistakes and the toughness to persevere when games get a bit wobbly.
And those people who went west before any government support existed, were certainly, in the professor's own words, persevering, self-reliant, ingenious, and determined.
Langham, a former standout at Santaluces High, persevered and has twice now preserved the Hurricanes’ chances of winning the Coastal Division crown.
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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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