perseverance

[ pur-suh-veer-uhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF perseverance

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERSEVERANCE

I have often heard Pericles speak of his childish obstinacy and perseverance.

I sincerely wish you, sir, the success your perseverance so well deserves.

But in his heart, I am sure, he was relieved by my perseverance in the project.

As to that wretch's perseverance, those only, who know not the man, will wonder at it.

The bears are put off the scent; they have no perseverance, and have grown tired waiting for us.

It was his courage and perseverance in remaining four whole winters among the ice.

With a little industry and perseverance wonders might be done in this country.

An eminently characteristic anecdote has been told of his perseverance as a boy.

The motto of his life was “Perseverance,” and well, he acted up to it.

Application and perseverance, and the diligent improvement of opportunities, will do the rest.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French perseverance "persistence, endurance" (12c., Modern French persévérance) and directly from Latin perseverantia "steadfastness, constancy," from perseverantem (nominative perseverans), from perseverare (see persevere).

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