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Word: tenacity

Definition: firmness; persistence


Sentences Containing 'tenacity'

It was in vain for Madame Defarge to struggle and to strike; Miss Pross, with the vigorous tenacity of love, always so much stronger than hate, clasped her tight, and even lifted her from the floor in the struggle that they had.
The remarkable tenacity of the people here to their homes is beyond all comprehension.
said Danglars, pretending to restrain Caderousse, who, with the tenacity of drunkards, leaned out of the arbor.
All this was incomprehensible, and then, with the tenacity peculiar to prophets of bad news, the failure was put off until the end of September.
The Cervantes branch had more tenacity; it sent offshoots in various directions, Andalusia, Estremadura, Galicia, and Portugal, and produced a goodly line of men distinguished in the service of Church and State.

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