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synonyms for persists

  • continue
  • endure
  • go on
  • linger
  • persevere
  • prevail
  • pursue
  • recur
  • remain
  • abide
  • grind
  • insist
  • last
  • obtain
  • perseverate
  • repeat
  • strive
  • be resolute
  • be stubborn
  • follow through
  • follow up
  • go all the way
  • go the limit
  • hold on
  • keep up
  • leave no stone unturned
  • perdure
  • see through
  • stick it out
  • stick to guns
  • tough it out
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antonyms for persists

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  • cease
  • discontinue
  • give up
  • go
  • halt
  • leave
  • stop
  • forget
  • quit
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How to use persists in a sentence

Say that my anger has no bounds—that my heart is breaking—will break and kill me, if he persists in his ingratitude and cruelty.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
It appears early in the catarrhal stage, and persists until after convalescence.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It remains during the whole course of the disease, and frequently persists for years.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
You can terrify this woman with the thunders of the law if she persists in kidnapping children that don't belong to her.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He persists, then sees his mother in private, kills a courtier who was eavesdropping, and convicts his mother of her sin.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
The custom of firing powder during the Christmas season is one that persists in the South today in various forms.
JOURNAL AND LETTERS OF PHILIP VICKERS FITHIAN: A PLANTATION TUTOR OF THE OLD DOMINION, 1773-1774.PHILIP VICKERS FITHIAN
He still persists in carrying around Europe, in spite of wars, his priceless record of years of labor.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
Notice where savagery still persists, women remain in the same condition as in primitive times.
THE COMPLETE CLUB BOOK FOR WOMENCAROLINE FRENCH BENTON
Yet mysticism persists, as the intuitive and emotional apprehension of the most specifically religious of all truths, viz.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
The popular mind persists in thinking that there is a wide difference between science and knowledge in general.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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