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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOGGEDLY

"It isn't my place to ask questions," retorted Stoliker doggedly.

"I ought to find the connection and explode it," repeated Caradoc doggedly.

"You can get what satisfaction you like out of it," he said doggedly.

I expected reproaches and was doggedly prepared to meet them.

Garth listened in silence, and then slunk off doggedly to the smithy.

Doggedly their comrades rescued the wounded and quickly conveyed them to the rear.

"Your father needn't have been here," pursued Reardon doggedly.

Young Denny continued to shake his head––continued to shake it doggedly.

"I 'd like to know where you had been to-day if it was n't for your pluck," said Fisk, doggedly.

"I never said a word of him you 'd not find in the newspapers," said Spicer, doggedly.

WORD ORIGIN

"having the qualities of a dog" (mostly in a negative sense), c.1300, from dog (n.). Meaning "persistent" is from 1779. Hence doggedly (late 14c.), "cruelly, maliciously;" later "with a dog's persistence" (1773). Related: Doggedness.

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