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Word: persist

Definition: continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent


Sentences Containing 'persist'

Adult worm infections in mice held under laboratory conditions persist for 6-12 months.
And about this harpooneer, whom I have not yet seen, you persist in telling me the most mystifying and exasperating stories tending to beget in me an uncomfortable feeling towards the man whom you design for my bedfellow--a sort of connexion, landlord, which is an intimate and confidential one in the highest degree.
And then, if you persist in troubling him, may raise his hand to strike you.
As it approached Cape San Antonio at the western tip of Cuba on August 22, the cyclone then veered to the west-northwest, a movement that would persist for almost a day, during which time the storm became a hurricane over the southern Gulf of Mexico. Late on August 23, the cyclone, continuing to intensify, began curving northwestward, and by the afternoon of August 24, with winds of , it turned north.
As the plant withers and prepares to go dormant, the leaves lose all the leaflets and persist as naked sharp spines.
Because traits held to be due to sexual selection often conflict with the survival fitness of the individual, the question then arises as to why, in nature, in which survival of the fittest is considered the rule of thumb, such apparent liabilities are allowed to persist. An often-cited theory published by R.A. Fisher in 1930 that attempts to resolve the paradox posits that such traits are the results of explosive positive feedback loops that have as their starting points particular sexual preferences for features that confer a survival advantage and thus "become established in the species."
Divine kingship, which would persist in Egypt for the next three millennia, was firmly established as the basis of Egypt's government.
Droughts tend to persist in that warm, dry springs are followed by hot, dry summers.
Forgive me; and if you persist in indifference, do not make me your confidante.''
However, in severe cases of neurapraxia, symptoms can persist for weeks or months at a time.
However, while this brought back into the Church the majority of the sect, which disappeared entirely from Brixenthal, a minority in Innthal led by Maria Sillober of Kirchbichl refused to submit and continued to persist in their sectarianism.
Hypertension, gastrointestinal problems, and genitourinary symptoms often persist into adulthood, as well as cardiovascular problems.
If the symptoms and effects persist, the injured person may become a complainant or plaintiff who initiates legal action aimed at obtaining compensation against whomever is considered responsible for the injury.
If these conditions persist, a chronic inflammatory response may set in, resulting in extensive tissue destruction.2 With respect to implant materials, chronic inflammation and foreign body reactions are associated with the development of a fibrous capsule around the implant.
In general, once the development of pain has stopped, the type and severity of pain will be unchanging and if untreated, persist throughout life.
In long-term alcohol abuse, the influences of alcohol on sleep architecture and reductions in delta activity have been shown to persist even after long periods of abstinence.
It was once thought that chronic pain could be the result of a “pain-prone personality” or that it is “all in the head.” Contemporary research tends to dismiss such conceptualizations, but they continue persist and cause distress to patients whose pain is not recognized as real. Psychologists have an important role to play in helping patients in pain by providing appropriate education and treatment (for example, about catastrophizing or fearing the worst), and by using standard cognitive and behavioral techniques (such as breathing exercises, muscle relaxation, and dealing with cognitive distortions) (see Gatchel, Peng, Fuchs, Peters, and Turk, 2007; Schatman and Gatchel, 2010).
Nevertheless, the theories continue to persist and are sometimes actively encouraged, as in the use of "heraldic" street names (Archerhill Road, Arrowsmith Avenue, Ivanhoe Road, Minstrel Road, Talisman Road, Templar Avenue, Turret Road) by Glasgow Corporation in Knightswood, even though Knightswood only appears in the records from the 18th century, long after the days of knights.
Other examples of Arab-Norman architecture include the Palazzo dei Normanni, or Castelbuono. This style of construction would persist until the 14th and the 15th century, exemplified by the use of the cupola. Arab-Norman law.
Red duiker, then regionally extinct, was also introduced but did not persist, while the introduced Baboons had to be eradicated after causing a nuisance to nearby residents.
Rumors persist that this was due to the assistance of Alexander Hamilton, though these have been shown to lack the weight of substantive evidence.
Should the player choose to retire the game or when the fortress inevitably falls, this world will persist on and will become available for further games.
Slavery in Niger involves a number of different practices which have been practiced in the Sahel region for many centuries and which persist to this day.
Some will bribe, beg, solicit, rise early, entreat, persist, without attaining the object of their suit; while another comes, and without knowing why or wherefore, finds himself invested with the place or office so many have sued for; and here it is that the common saying, 'There is good luck as well as bad luck in suits,' applies.
Tension between the francophone, Catholic population of Quebec and the largely anglophone, Protestant population of the rest of Canada has been a central theme of Canadian history, shaping the early territorial and cultural divisions of the country that persist to this day.
The concentration of factories in urban areas, the rapid growth of motorized traffic, and the widespread use of coal for heating during the severe winter months caused dangerous levels of air and water pollution, issues that still persist today even after years of environmentally friendly policies.
The leaves occur opposite each other, when new have dense rusty hairs all over them which persist on the underside and the top midrib, and measure . Near the ends of new growing branches grow racemes of pink flowers, each approximately long.
The size of the fragment will influence the number of species which are present when the fragment was initially created, and will influence the ability of these species to persist in the fragment.
These developments formed the basis for a strong local ultrasound industry that persist to this day.
Those whom I have inspired with love by letting them see me, I have by words undeceived, and if their longings live on hope--and I have given none to Chrysostom or to any other--it cannot justly be said that the death of any is my doing, for it was rather his own obstinacy than my cruelty that killed him; and if it be made a charge against me that his wishes were honourable, and that therefore I was bound to yield to them, I answer that when on this very spot where now his grave is made he declared to me his purity of purpose, I told him that mine was to live in perpetual solitude, and that the earth alone should enjoy the fruits of my retirement and the spoils of my beauty; and if, after this open avowal, he chose to persist against hope and steer against the wind, what wonder is it that he should sink in the depths of his infatuation?
Tudbury helped him attain (semi-)sobriety thereby establishing a rocky friendship which would persist for thirty years.
Well then, if he be mad, as he is, and with a madness that mostly takes one thing for another, and white for black, and black for white, as was seen when he said the windmills were giants, and the monks' mules dromedaries, flocks of sheep armies of enemies, and much more to the same tune, it will not be very hard to make him believe that some country girl, the first I come across here, is the lady Dulcinea; and if he does not believe it, I'll swear it; and if he should swear, I'll swear again; and if he persists I'll persist still more, so as, come what may, to have my quoit always over the peg.
When these effects persist, other psychological difficulties might arise, even in mild cases (such as concussions).
While most fronts form and dissipate relatively quickly, some, such as the fronts caused by the antarctic circumpolar current, persist for long periods of time.
Yet he would persist in building the United Federation of Teachers and would be elected president of the American Federation of Teachers in 1974.
You persist in imagining, that, if we grant that divine existence, for which you so earnestly contend, you may safely infer consequences from it, and add something to the experienced order of nature, by arguing from the attributes which you ascribe to your gods.
``But why, Valentine, do you persist in anticipating the worst, why picture so gloomy a future?''
``Then,''said Danglars, pale with anger, which was not at all due to offended paternal love,``then, mademoiselle, you persist in your determination to accelerate my ruin?''
``Woman, siren that you are, do you persist in fixing on me that fascinating eye, which reminds me that I ought to blush?
``You persist in your incredulity, Edmond,''continued Faria.
``You persist, then, in supposing his sisters influence him?''
``You understand me perfectly, on the contrary,''said Danglars:``but, if you will persist, I will tell you that I have just lost 700,000 francs upon the Spanish loan.''

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::: corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
::: sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
::: stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
::: nimble - quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
::: bellicose - warlike
::: abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
::: acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
::: skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.