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In terms of job loss, the longer unemployment persists, the more likely it is to be permanent.

Major body size changes to other island dwarfs might have also occurred soon after the animals arrived on islands, and just persisted over millennia, Baxter-Gilbert says.

Both buy- and sell-side sources remain wary of things worsening, and none are willing to bet on whether the stability that’s marked much of the year’s second half will persist into next year.

From Digiday

These figures do not include the additional cost of rebuilding damaged physical assets or the destruction of shareholder value, which may persist for some time after the shock.

From Fortune

On the other hand, the fact that decreases in the power of alpha waves persisted when the subjects had their eyes closed points to the effect being real, if difficult to understand.

For passengers, beyond the statistics lies a puzzle that has persisted for years.

I bridled, too, at the unsolicited advice she persisted in giving my friends.

In the early 1900s, African Americans moved to Detroit to escape the inequality and injustice that persisted in the South.

In 1991 you married Kelly Preston, yet still stories persisted that you hit on men in hotel and country club shower rooms.

Yet still gay desires and cultures existed, persisted, and endured.

Her hope persisted until half-past nine: it then began to fade, and, at ten o'clock, was extinct.

"But I don't quite see that," persisted Spunyarn, strong in his idea that the man who fights a duel is a fool.

"Thet ain't nuther here nor thar in what we air sayin'," persisted Aunt Ri.

Whatever was his motive, he persisted in his resolution, and to the end was faithful to his oath.

They were now quite tractable and never persisted in doing anything against our wishes.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to persisted, such as: persevere, go on, recur, linger, pursue, and remain.

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