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Winter held on tenaciously and mercilessly, but it has let go.

They hold the same name as tenaciously as we do, against us.

But he does think, slowly and tenaciously, as a cuttlefish grips.

It is the people with fewest ideas that cling to them most tenaciously.

He wondered impatiently why he clung so tenaciously to that idea.

They hold the gold so tenaciously that they are not amalgamable.

Yet Bruce was tenaciously constant to the grand object of his ambition.

Strange that she should in 1818 have held so tenaciously to what is so worthless!

Stinkingly and tenaciously and treacherously, as befitted, it opposed the feeding of the guns.

Why is it that they still cling so tenaciously to the pleasures of the bull ring?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin tenaci-, from tenax "holding fast" (see tenacity). Related: Tenaciously; tenaciousness.

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