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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERSISTED

Yet the thought of her had persisted as a plaintive undertone through all the days after.

"Not at all," persisted he, accepting as conversation what she meant as a stab.

It is a crime which, if persisted in, will destroy the Government itself.

But, to my mortification and surprise, you persisted, and still persist.

Why had he persisted in sullenly leaving them all and going home?

She persisted, and Miss Dasomma knew that she would persist.

"We'll get the best lawyers in the country," Mary persisted, desperately.

Her slips with these men wounded Shakespeare's vanity, and he persisted in underrating her.

"That makes no difference," she persisted, getting between me and the door.

"But he disappeared—the emperor disappeared—he vanished," persisted the scholar.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French persister (14c.), from Latin persistere "abide, continue steadfastly," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + sistere "come to stand, cause to stand still" (see assist). Related: Persisted; persisting.

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