Examples of persist in a Sentence
She had turned him down for a date before, but he persisted and asked her again.
The reporter persisted with his questioning.
If you persist with this behavior, you will be punished.
Must you persist in making that noise?
If the pain persists, see a doctor.
Doubts about the defendant's story have persisted for some time now.
Rumors persist that they are dating.
Recent Examples of persist from the Web
The rumor has persisted among investors, but Adam Peterson and Mr. Buffett said there is no relation.
Despite numerous lawsuits filed and settled in the 1990s, a threatening culture has persisted and led to a new round of litigations.
Perhaps because of its complicated technical design, zealous community of advocates and famously mysterious founding story (its creator was unknown for years), a variety of widespread myths about bitcoin have persisted.
Surtsey, the Icelandic island, has persisted for decades because its rock hardened into a concrete-like material thanks to circulating warm water.
Yet despite his vocal opposition to the nuclear agreement, the perception that Corker was somehow responsible for the deal has persisted in some conservative circles, despite evidence to the contrary.
That practice had persisted for decades, helping to turn a fishing paradise in west Orange and south Lake counties into the most unhealthy of Florida’s large lakes.
That imbalance, which has persisted for three straight years, has prompted repeated downgrades by Alaska's credit ratings agencies, and driven corporate executives to hire lobbyists to convince lawmakers to fix the problem.
As Trump rants and raves through his first eight months in office, his penchant for outbursts has persisted.
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Synonymscarry on, persevere
Antonymscease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up
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)
Synonym Discussion of persist
- the search for peace will continue
- buy shoes that will last
- in spite of everything, her faith endured
- a love that abides through 40 years of marriage
- the sense of guilt persisted
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