"Ye-es, sir," returned Jerry, in something of a dogged manner.
As it was, she drove him to a dogged pursuit of the man he was convinced was the real culprit.
"The Signorina is not for him," repeated Gaspare, with a dogged emphasis.
Not dogged, trapped, made desperate by fate, but cheerfully and of his own free will.
It made a dogged, desperate resistance and was almost unbeatable.