perseverate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v perseverate psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus "The subjects in this study perseverated"
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Quotations

  • George Eliot
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    “Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.”
  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
  • Charles The Bold
    Charles The Bold
    “It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere.”
  • Charles E. Popplestone
    Charles E. Popplestone
    “Those who commence deliberately. They plod on. They stick to it. They persevere and finally reap their rewards.”
  • George Allen
    George Allen
    “Persevere and get it done.”

Usage

In literature:

He was determined to catch Grell, if human wit and perseverance could do it.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
In John Leyden an unconquerable perseverance was united to remarkable native genius, and a memory of singular retentiveness.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Moreover, he was known to be relied upon by Mr. Davis as a man of solid intellect, of industry and perseverance.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
He could persevere in nothing.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
It nerves him to energy and perseverance.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Perseverance in such a course will produce results.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Their firing rather encouraged us to persevere, in the hope of escaping.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Persevere in acting rightly: the reward will come.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
Perseverance was at length rewarded.
"The Battle and the Breeze" by R.M. Ballantyne
Perseverance, however, was one of MacRummle's strong qualities.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

But as on throo life we hurry,
By whativver path we rooam,
Let us ne'er forget i'th' worry,
True reform begins at hooam:
Then, to prove yorsens sincere,
Start at once; an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley
A faint heart, aw've heeard 'em say,
Nivver won a lady fair:
Have a will! yo'll find a way!
Honest men ne'er need despair.
Better days are drawin near:--
Then ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley
Hard wark, happen yo may find it,
Some dear folly to forsake,
Be detarmined ne'er to mind it!
Think, yor honor's nah at stake.
Th' gooid time's drawin varry near!
Then ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley
Workin men,--nah we've a voice,
An con help to mak new laws;
Let us ivver show awr choice
Lains to strengthen virtue's cause,
Wrangs to reighten,--griefs to cheer;
This awr motto--'Persevere.'
"Persevere" by John Hartley
Of perseverance he'd no lack
But madam hung a little back.
He press'd his suit with all his might,
For he alone would profit by 't.
His sentiments went steady on,
But hers were rather pro and con.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton
But one thing is plain, if you mean to get on,
You will find that success must by patience be won;
In the battle of life do not trust to your luck,
But to honest hard work, perseverance, and pluck.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling

In news:

Securing victory over Japan would take another 2½ years of slug-it-out perseverance .
Perseverance can be overrated as an entrepreneurial trait.
"You learn to adapt and move on, and you persevere .".
The video for the Pet Shop Boys' anthemic new single "Winner" continues the song's message of perseverance and features an appearance by Dirty Diana, a transgender member of the London Rollergirls.
P oco is a case study in perseverance.
A decade after she popped as the next "It" girl in Hollywood, Sandra Bullock perseveres.
Al Powers for ESPN.comWhen the going gets tough, Martin Kampmann doesn't just persevere -- he thrives.
When another crushing obstacle tests the Stone family, Liz and Adam find a way to persevere.
Fine craftsmanship and perseverance, mixed with a dash of pride, were the key ingredients in this 1953 Hudson Hornet Hollywood's exhaustive ground-up restoration.
Congrats on your reward for your perseverance.
We might just call it perseverance.
Earlier this week, Flyers forward Ian Laperriere was named a finalist for the Masterton Trophy for "perseverance and dedication" to hockey.
Rebs persevere through weather to prepare for season.
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is again opening the door to a group of breakaway traditionalist Catholics, saying patience, perseverance and trust are necessary to end a quarter-century of schism.
Bestselling young-adult author Meg Cabot learned to be comfortable writing funny, and to persevere while enduring endless rejections.
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In science:

But the two groups did not differ much in attention, initiation/perseverance, construction and conceptualization subscales.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It is a tribute to Berndt’s talents and perseverance that he has completed this rather terrifying pro ject.
And free lunch for all...
So the precise study of the top quark will persevere as the Tevatron is continuing to deliver collision data.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
In their epochal experimental researches these individuals have demonstrated originality, perseverance (i.e., stubbornness), and enormous achievement.
Summary Talk: International Symposium on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama/Kamioka (10/'92)
Indeed, recognizing that he could not possibly have known about these flaws in his results permits us to admire him all the more for his dedication and perseverance in pursuing these measurements.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result
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