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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERSEVERED

Eudora persevered in silence, but her agitation obviously increased.

Yet, her spirit triumphed, and again she persevered in that resolve to live straight.

It will effect a cure if persevered in; sometimes in less than a week.

But we persevered and found nature responsive to our demands.

The friends at home sent him another small remittance, and he persevered.

He persevered in Calvinism after the recantation of the King.

All this I seem to see, if certain things are done now and persevered in hereafter.

We thanked him for his kindness, and persevered on our journey.

"It is from those who will never speak to you again," Wasub persevered, sadly.

But he persevered in his request, and wrung from him by his importunity what his deserts could not get.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French perseverer "continue, persevere, endure" and directly from Latin perseverare "continue steadfastly, persist," from persevereus "very strict, earnest," from per- "very" (see per) + severus "strict" (see severity). Related: Persevered; persevering.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.