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Word: tenacious

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


Sentences Containing 'tenacious'

``That is a tenacious old grandfather,''said Beauchamp.
But the constitution of joint-stock companies renders them in general, more tenacious of established rules than any private copartnery.
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.
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.
He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone.

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