Definition of tenacity
: the quality or state of being tenacious
Examples of tenacity in a Sentence
If there is a particular tenacity in Islamist forms of terrorism today, this is a product not of Islamic scripture but of the current historical circumstance that many Muslims live in places of intense political conflict. —Max Rodenbeck, New York Book Review, 30 Nov. 2006
… everything about a person, even the most blameless of facts, can have the sticky tenacity of a secret. —Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2002
A tribute to tenacity, the free ascent of Trango Tower was the fulfillment of a cowboy climber's dream. —Todd Skinner, National Geographic, April 1996
Recent Examples of tenacity from the Web
The Mississippi prospect has a similar frame, moves well like Clapp, uses great hand placement and shows the tenacity to get after it in the trenches.
Thankfully, the late Academy Award-winning filmmaker also had the talent, temerity and tenacity to succeed at what had to be the one of the most daunting tasks of his lengthy and storied career.
But Weber’s defensive tenacity makes him the perfect foil to starting point guard Kemba Walker.
But Harcus doesn't want to take the tenacity out of Sato.
Lott IMPACT Trophy, presented annual to Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, with IMPACT standing for integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.
No one, however, questioned Agent Rodgers’s tenacity as an investigator.
The unit's tenacity, coupled with stellar goaltending by sophomore Liam Rosenthal (11 saves), helped East build an 8-4 edge with 8 minutes, 31 seconds left.
Her integrity, curiosity about the unknown and tenacity set her apart from many other journalists of her time and ultimately saved her life.
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Definition of tenacity for Students
: the quality or state of being persistent The dog held his bone with tenacity.
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