• WordNet 3.6
    • n tenaciousness persistent determination
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tenaciousness The state or character of being tenacious, in any sense; tenacity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tenaciousness quality of being tenacious: the quality of bodies which makes them stick to others
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  • Leonard Sidney Woolf
    Leonard Sidney Woolf
    “There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.”
  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    “Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. tenaxtenēre.


In literature:

Prepossessions with him were tenacious, and he had made up his mind about the Countess's guilt.
"The Rome Express" by Arthur Griffiths
He pulled up suddenly one evening as he saw his tenacious friend, accompanied by a lady-member, some little distance ahead.
"Deep Waters, The Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
Her tenacious memory of ninety may have some foundation, therefore.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
But Winona was tenacious.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
But as he grew familiar with his new life, and the novelty of all this adulation wore off, tenacious recollections rose again in his memory.
"The Torrent" by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
She tried to shake the impression off; but it clung tenaciously.
"Where the Trail Divides" by Will Lillibridge
Sanguine partisans, however, clung tenaciously to their favorites, and continued to hope against hope, and work against fate.
"Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2" by John George Nicolay and John Hay
He was uncommonly inquisitive; and his memory was so tenacious that he never forgot anything that he either heard or read.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
This is a fact, and it is simply one more heritage from slavery, most tenacious in some conservative cities along the coast.
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
His incredulity against the verdict swung to a tenacious disbelief that it would really come to the worst.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower

In poetry:

Immortal lid, I lift my own to thee!
Tenacious lid, that Time nor dents nor tears!
Symbol encrusted with antiquity! --
The dear old Paper Cap that Labor wears.
"Ballade Of A Moss-Grown Symbol" by Bert Leston Taylor
Hero of history, what art thou scheming,
Spanning thus easily so much of Earth,
Holding tenaciously, too, in thy dreaming
Wave-beaten Corsica, isle of thy birth?
"To The Portrait Of Napoleon, As First Consul" by John Lawson Stoddard
But he resolves to save the on-coming train,
So every nerve and muscle he does strain,
And he trudges along dauntlessly on his crutches,
And tenaciously to them he clutches.
"Saving a Train" by William Topaz McGonagall
Rho. Tenacious Tyrant, in whose flinty heart
Nor equity, nor justice ere had part:
Assure thy selfe thy guilty soule shall feele
Revenges hand, arm'd with a scourge of steele.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act II" by Ralph Knevet
But when he saw George Barnwell was to be hung
The dread of murdering his uncle tenaciously to him clung,
That he couldn't murder and rob his uncle dear,
Because the play he saw enacted filled his heart with fear.
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall
The casements and the dials, one by one.
Their huge eyes gazing in a foolish stare.
Witnessed the ruin of his ardour there;
But still the old, tenacious ferryman
Firm in his teeth--for God knows when, indeed--
Held the green reed.
"The Ferryman" by Emile Verhaeren

In news:

Actor John Schneider is a tenacious fund-raiser.
Tenacious D will return in 2013.
The hardest rocking acoustic band of all time, Tenacious D, are once again ready to tear it up as they've got a new record to promote.
A newly forceful president, a tenacious challenger and no love lost.
A fight broke out in the crowd during a show by Tenacious D in Las Vegas Saturday night and one person was stabbed , the Las Vegas Journal-Review reports.
A man was stabbed in the leg at Tenacious D concert.
Tenacious D, Stabbing , Steel Panther.
Leafy spurge—a tenacious, destructive weed—is controlled by teams at Teddy Roosevelt National Park through the use of BASF's Plateau herbicide.
Tenacious D Perform "Roadie" on 'Late Show with David Letterman.
Gass And Black Of Tenacious D Play Not My Job.
In 2012, racism's tenacious hold on U.S. Part of complete coverage on.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny.
Musicians Kyle Gass, left, and Jack Black of " Tenacious D" perform onstage during the 3rd Annual VH1 Rock Honors on July 12, 2008, in Los Angeles.
After a six year hiatus from making music, Tenacious D will be touring and releasing a new album this spring.
Producers for the Video Game Awards have announced that Linkin Park and Tenacious D will perform at next month's event.

In science:

For k = 3 only two “tenacious” walls out of three are left, etc.
Witten index in supersymmetric 3d theories revisited
The various strange effects of SR are nothing but the reflections of antimatter which is in a subordinate status (|χ| < |θ|) and is just displaying its presence tenaciously .
Lamb shift calculated by simple noncovariant method
Stephen Moss, my new office mate, also brings a tenacious quest for deep understanding to the experiment.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
We discuss this with an explicit example in section 4. (See footnote 11 for instance.) The structure of (23) is “tenacious”: it is not so sensitive to the d0 -structures.
Pure spinor computation towards open string three-loop
Fortunately, the tenaciousness that was observed in the two-loop analysis seems to persist in the three-loop as well.
Pure spinor computation towards open string three-loop