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Word: tenacious

Definition: holding fast (as to a belief); persistent


Sentences Containing 'tenacious'

A common suggestion is that it combines "porpoise" and "beagle", referencing this shark's shape and tenacious hunting habits.
As a Gaelic footballer, Jimmy Murray was a stylish and tenacious centre forward who made little of his relatively small stature to thrive in an era when physical strength was celebrated.
As well as producing her own, Chris’s and some of their joint albums, Julie has also produced albums for other artists, including Helen Watson's "Somersault" (1998) and "Lifesize" (2002) and Kellie While's "Tenacious" (2001).
At the same time, Peiper's forces were able to breakout south, suffering from bitter fighting against a tenacious Soviet defense, and link up with the division's left wing at the Volchansk and Chuhuiv road junction.
But the constitution of joint-stock companies renders them in general, more tenacious of established rules than any private copartnery.
Chris Andersen's alter ego "Birdman" is an ode to the Denver Nuggets center's tenacious playing style - he leaps to the basket, flies through the lane and blocks whatever shots he can.
DS Richard Rogerson was a loyal and tenacious 'old school' officer.
He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.
He said of the Russians, "... in defense the Imperial Russian Army was stubborn and tenacious and they were masters at constructing defensive positions with great speed.
In "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" (2006), the two protagonists challenge the Devil to a rock duel.
In the evening Hausser, commanding the Seventh Army informed Rommel's headquarters that his counterattacks had been temporarily suspended due to "tenacious enemy resistance" and intensive Allied artillery and naval gunfire.
In this coffer, his riches hid themselves with such a tenacious modesty, that the smallest instalments could only be tempted out by artifice; so that Peggotty had to prepare a long and elaborate scheme, a very Gunpowder Plot, for every Saturday's expenses.
Johnny is often referred to as being tenacious and very dedicated.
Melkonian's armored column did not move out until later on and his units faced tenacious resistance on an embankment of entrenched defenses where his forces were forced to retreat.
Nantucket eventually became a powerful and tenacious sensation, amassing numerous fans across the southeastern United States well before its first release.
Senecio vulgaris, often known by the common name common groundsel, a member of the Asteraceae family and "Senecio" genus, is a tenacious annual herb occurring as a weed in suitable disturbed habitats worldwide.
Shapira cites that Georgescu “was quiet and reserved by nature, humble concerning himself, yet immensely tenacious in the defense of his ideals.
The band visited seven bases on their trip to Kuwait and Iraq and played songs from David Cook (album) as well as crowd-pleasing covers including Tenacious D's Fuck Her Gently and Van Halen's Hot for Teacher.
Were not the memory tenacious to a certain degree, had not men commonly an inclination to truth and a principle of probity; were they not sensible to shame, when detected in a falsehood: Were not these, I say, discovered by experience to be qualities, inherent in human nature, we should never repose the least confidence in human testimony.
``That is a tenacious old grandfather,''said Beauchamp.

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::: coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
::: pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: gruel - thin liquid porridge
::: miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe