relentlessness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n relentlessness mercilessness characterized by an unwillingness to relent or let up "the relentlessness or their pursuit"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
    • n relentlessness The quality of being relentless, or unmoved by pity.
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Quotations

  • John Welch
    John Welch
    “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.”
  • William E. Gladstone
    William%20E.%20Gladstone
    “Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    Pearl%20S.%20Buck
    “Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.”
  • Denis Waitley
    Denis%20Waitley
    “Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.”
  • R. Scott Richards
    R. Scott Richards
    “Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.”

Usage

In literature:

Ah, the relentless record, the impenetrable mystery!
"At Large" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Tom followed on relentlessly, not using half his speed, but creeping on silently in the darkness.
"Tom Swift and his Great Searchlight" by Victor Appleton
How relentless the grip of the endless hours!
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
He is, I hear, fierce, bitter, and relentless towards those who are his enemies.
"Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo" by William Le Queux
Lotless dampened Monty's spirits by relentlessly putting him on rigid diet, with most discouraging restrictions upon his conduct.
"Brewster's Millions" by George Barr McCutcheon
But such, evidently, was not the purpose of his relentless enemy.
"Wacousta: A Tale of the Pontiac Conspiracy--Volume 2" by John Richardson
Nowhere was the persecution of heretics more relentless than in the Netherlands.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
But such, evidently, was not the purpose of his relentless enemy.
"Wacousta: A Tale of the Pontiac Conspiracy (Complete)" by John Richardson
Then follows a subsidiary, but the principal subject returns relentlessly.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
They say he's absolutely relentless.
"The Rainbow Trail" by Zane Grey
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In poetry:

Alas! alas! they took no heed
How frail she was, my little one,
But brought her here with cruel speed
Beneath the fierce, relentless sun.
"Sunstroke" by Laurence Hope
Such is the happiness of earth, -
A sudden light, a glancing beam,
Which cheers us in our lonely bark,
Upon times dark, relentless stream.
"Happiness" by Thomas Frederick Young
'Twas thus with thee, thou rev'rend man;
In peaceful, holy work thy life
Was spent, until th' allotted span
Was cut by Time's relentless knife.
"Lines In Memory Of The Late Ven. Archdeacon Elwood, A. M." by Thomas Frederick Young
'Oh! for a safe and lofty stand,
Where I the Battle's rage might see;
When Carnage, with relentless hand,
Strews the Ground, or stains the Sea.'
"The Culprit" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
Ah fate relentless! thus to cheat
With baneful lure and treach'rous smile!
Were human suff'rings not complete
Till wreck'd on Kilda's desert isle!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
Oh Mary ! can it really be,
Thy form relentless death hath struck ;—
Were there no flowers less fair than thee,
For his unsparing hand to pluck ?
"Stanzas to Mary" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

We welcome the month of September to the relentless march of the calendar pages.
Noni juice is being promoted with more relentlessness worthy of P. Its antioxidant capacities are certainly there, but are they worth the high price and dubious flavor profile.
Following the 2008 economic crisis, many financial services companies worked relentlessly to cut costs.
Questions, such as: How to stop the relentless violence plaguing our city.
They shoved each other relentlessly, shot their fists in the air, and tossed their hair around.
A few weeks ago, I visited with two farmers from Palo, Gary and Vicki Owens, to see how the relentless heat and drought conditions were affecting their struggling crops of corn and soybean.
A few weeks ago, I visited with two farmers from Palo, Gary and Vicki Owens, to see how the relentless heat and drought conditions were affecting their struggling crops of corn and soybeans.
"The mentality and relentlessness that he approaches the game with is second to none".
China relentlessly harries Japan in island dispute.
Bank Fees Relentlessly Rise in 2012: What Can You Do.
Robinson Cano booed relentlessly during Home Run Derby -- what'd you think of that.
Hillside program relentlessly pursues at-risk students.
Movie Review Valkyrie is relentlessly mediocre By Jan 21, 2009 - 1:18:12 PM.
As international diplomats worked to cement a deal, a senior Hamas official said an agreement was close even as relentless airstrikes and rocket attacks between the two sides continued.
On the relentless promotion of pro sports.
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In science:

H¨aggstr¨om, O., Peres, Y. and Schonmann, R. (1999) Percolation on transitive graphs as a coalescent process: relentless merging followed by simultaneous uniqueness.
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models
After all, the sun is only a young star among thousands of millions of much older stars in our galaxy and the possible existence of such advanced civilizations is only a question of biological evolution doing its job, slowly but relentlessly through the millennia1 .
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
But communication and computation are changing as the relentless application of Moore’s Law brings computation and information into the quantum realm.
Quantized Poker
For insolation driven runaways (or a planet sub ject to relentless bolide impact), the ultimate escape from a runaway greenhouse would be loss of water to space by disassociation due to photolysis and then escape of hydrogen to space.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Haggstrom, O., Peres, Y.; Schonmann, R. H.: Percolation on Transitive Graphs as a Coalescent Process: Relentless Merging Fol lowed by Simultaneous Uniqueness in “Perplexing Probability Problems: Papers in Honor of Harry Kesten” (M.
Percolation on infinite graphs and isoperimetric inequalities
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