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She found that even after considering geographic and demographic factors, the “Rush Limbaugh effect” persists.

Ultimately they discovered that the turbulent patch persisted as long as the barrage kept coming.

A blunted stress response persisted into middle childhood, even after an average of seven to eight years in a household with healthy caregiving.

This allows stable patterns of useful behavior to emerge and persist.

That’s the paperwork used to report interest income — and serves as a sign that low interest rates could persist.

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While violent offenses are dramatically down in Bed Stuy, pockets of violence persist here.

In Sierra Leone, the WHO report reads, “steep increases persist.”

“That said, underneath the surface differences in threat perception and how to deal with Russia persist,” he says.

And yet the real battle might be an even harder one: against the attitudes that allow all this to persist in 21st-Century India.

He went on to predict that Hong Kong will see “economic chaos” should the protests persist.

This fact worried him considerably, and made him persist in his own mind that the company would accept it.

Typhoid bacilli have been known to persist for months and even years after the attack.

This habit of scribble may persist after a child attempts a linear description of the parts of an object.

Doubtless Schopenhauer was right: it is merely the furious determination of the race to persist.

I suppose you will repent, and seek forgiveness for your sins, Worse; or will you persist in putting it off?


On this page you'll find 121 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to persist, such as: carry on, carry over, continue, endure, go on, and linger.

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