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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj dogged stubbornly unyielding "dogged persistence","dour determination","the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics","a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot","men tenacious of opinion"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Dog up Dog up
Dog riding goat Dog riding goat
Dog dressed Dog dressed
Woman talking to dog Woman talking to dog
The dog or wood tick The dog or wood tick
Jaws of Dog Jaws of Dog
Dumas, Michel and the fourteen dogs Dumas, Michel and the fourteen dogs
woman with dog woman with dog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jaguars are frightened by dogs
    • Dogged Sullen; morose. "The sulky spite of a temper naturally dogged ."
    • Dogged Sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work; dogged pursuit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Laika the dog, was the first living thing which was sent to space.
    • dogged Having the meaner qualities of a dog; malicious; mean; contemptible; surly.
    • dogged Having the pertinacity of a dog; silently obstinate; unyielding.
    • dogged Synonyms Stubborn, mulish, inflexible, headstrong.
    • dogged Very: as, a dogged mean trick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Police dogs were first used in 1816 in Scotland.
    • adj Dogged dog′ed surly like an angry dog: sullen: obstinate
    • adv Dogged (slang) very
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  • Clara Bow
    Clara Bow
    “The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”
  • Edward Hoagland
    “In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”
  • Fran Lebowitz
    “If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.”
  • Sir Walter Raleigh
    “But it is hard to know them from friends, they are so obsequious and full of protestations; for a wolf resembles a dog, so doth a flatterer a friend.”


Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion - This means that it is better to be the head or at the top of something that isn't very important or prestigious than a small or unimportant member of something big.
Bird-dog - (USA) If you bird-dog, you follow someone or something very closely, monitoring them.
Call the dogs off - If someone calls off their dogs, they stop attacking or criticising someone.
Cat and dog life - If people lead a cat and dog life, they are always arguing.
Crooked as a dog's hind leg - Someone who is very dishonest is as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
Dirty dog - A dirty dog is an untrustworthy person.
Dog and pony show - (USA) A dog and pony show is a presentation or some marketing that has lots of style, but no real content.
Dog days - Dog days are very hot summer days.
Dog eat dog - In a dog eat dog world, there is intense competition and rivalry, where everybody thinks only of himself or herself.
Dog in the manger - (UK) If someone acts like a dog in the manger, they don't want other people to have or enjoy things that are useless to them.
Dog tired - If you are dog tired, you are exhausted.
Dog's dinner - Something that is a dog's dinner is a real mess.
Dog's life - If some has a dog's life, they have a very unfortunate and wretched life.
Dog-eared - If a book is dog-eared, it is in bad condition, with torn pages, etc.
Dog-whistle politics - (AU) When political parties have policies that will appeal to racists while not being overtly racist, they are indulging in dog-whistle politics.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Fron. Dog


In literature:

Immediately it began to suffer from fear of a dog; so the magician turned it into a dog.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
If those ewes have drained off enough let the dogs drive them back to the pens.
"The Story of Wool" by Sara Ware Bassett
Those coyotes in whom dog ancestry was less than four generations removed betrayed that fact to him when they howled.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
The burglar's dog is a thief; the country yokel has a stupid, unintelligent dog.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
It is bedtime now for dogs and babies.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
Perhaps the dogs could scent it out; dogs are such wonders.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Savages appear to make but little use of their dogs in hunting.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
One day a neighbour's dog started a hare in a meadow where some cows were grazing.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Call him a "wolf," or "wild dog," if you please, but he is at the same time the handsomest wolf or wild dog in creation.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
We also have our dog-doctors, our dogs' infirmaries, our homes and charities, and, in the end, our dogs' secluded cemeteries.
"'Murphy'" by Major Gambier-Parry

In poetry:

I'd liefer ride my gay galloway
Or my brother's shaggy roan;
Why sud I fash wi' forty dogs
When I luve to ride alone!
"Yorkshire Gypsy" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
In fact, in this, our ancient pet
So hits off human nature,
That I at times almost forget
He’s but a dog in feature.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
Tis still a minutes length or more
Till dogs are off and gone
Then sings and louder than before
But keeps the secret on
"The Landrail" by John Clare
"Dear faithful dog! if man to me
Had half thy virtue shewn,
From social life I should not flee,
To roam the wild alone!"
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
His form was of exuberant mold,
Long, slim, and loose of joints;
There never yet was pointer-dog
So full as he of points.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
Come hither, Judas Iscariot.
Say, if thy lesson thou hast got
From the Rabbinical Book or not.
Why howl the dogs at night?
"The Golden Legend: III. A Street In Strasburg" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

There was plenty of excitement happening at South Street hot dog home base, Hot Diggity (630 South St.) in honor of yesterday's National Hot Dog Day.
Your dog can't tell you the last time it was fed, but Dog-e- Minder can.
The dog's owner said that the dog got off the leash around noon on Saturday, September 22.
Children from the Greenville Michigan Inclusive Connection for Home Learners visit with the dogs at Thunderfeet Kennel and Dog Sleds in Howard City.
Is our moral principle "dog eat dog.".
Carmen Senchyshyn with her dog, Molly McMuffin, 8, and Karen Tranter with her dog, Lexi Noel, 8, Friday, Sept 28 during the pet blessing ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Osprey.
Animal control workers have removed about 60 dogs from a dog rescue facility in Muncie after officials say they received complaints about the operation.
A rookie Iditarod musher 's lead dog is missing in Anchorage after escaping from a dog truck last Thursday, friends say.
View full size Brittney Lohmiller MLive Mussel Beach Drive-In owner, Jacquie Larner, right and her daughter Catie Larner finish making coney dogs for MLive reporter John Gonzalez to try in his in search of the state's best coney dog.
TEANECK — The township man whose pit bull fatally injured a smaller dog last month has agreed to have the dog muzzled and neutered, reports.
TV's Top Dogs: 'Family Guy's' Brian, 'Lost's' Vincent, 'The Office's' Nard Dog and more.
As dog people, Mrs Anthony and I are fully familiar with the patterns of dog ownership, having raised them together and separately since we were pups ourselves.
Dog hero rescues newborn baby in Ghana and joins the ranks of other African dogs who've become national heroes.
Sure, the Korean hot dogs at NY Hot Dog & Coffee are fab, heaped with kimchee, bulgogi, or both.
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — An Illinois man says his dog was in perfect health until he fed her a certain brand of dog treats, and he's calling on the Food and Drug Administration to take another look at the products.

In science:

Here we began by exploiting the well-known idea of passing to the infinite horizon problem, but less commonly (and somewhat doggedly) we made the trek back from the infinite horizon problem to the finite horizon problem.
On-Line Selection of Alternating Subsequences from a Random Sample
Since it will combine with brown dog, no adjunction to a lower TNCB is attempted.
An Efficient Generation Algorithm for Lexicalist MT
We thus see that during generation, we formed a basic constituent, the dog, and incrementally refined it by adjoining the modifiers in place.
An Efficient Generation Algorithm for Lexicalist MT
Thus, solid state implementations of quantum gates where the qubits are coupled to charge degrees of freedom will be always dogged by serious decoherence problems.
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
Daily walks with Aubila (our dog) gave me enough opportunities to reflect on research.
Applications of Halo Approach to Non-Linear Large Scale Structure Clustering