Usage examples for persevere

  1. All this distracted me and carried away the black thoughts from my brain, encouraging me to persevere. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  2. Demosthenes, seeing that Nikias was thus obstinate, and conscious that his own project, when adopted, had led to a frightful disaster, ceased pressing him to raise the siege, and gave the other generals to understand that Nikias must have secret reasons, from his correspondents within the city, which led him to persevere thus obstinately in remaining where he was. – Plutarch's Lives Volume III. by Plutarch
  3. The more obstacles I met with only made me the more determined to persevere. – Fanny Goes to War by Pat Beauchamp
  4. It is too late to turn back now; it is saved, or partly saved, and I must persevere in saving it, at least until I find that it's not worth saving. – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  5. The purpose in granting patents is to aid in the establishment of new lines of industrial activity, secure to the inventor the right to reap a reward for his work, and encourage other inventors to persevere in their search for new improvements. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  6. Their firing rather encouraged us to persevere, in the hope of escaping. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Maud Brabazon was only confirmed in her purpose to persevere to the uttermost in her warning. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  8. Now the night belonged to the torch and rifle, unless a miracle intervened, and though Boone would struggle like a shepherd whose flock has been scattered, he would persevere in the face of foredoomed failure. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  9. The Prince of Orange, meanwhile, encouraged the citizens to persevere, by frequent promises of assistance. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  10. We shall persevere in seeking a general reduction of armaments under effective inspection and control which are essential safeguards to ensure reciprocity and protect the security of all. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. The emotional stability and the will to persevere even at considerable cost, which marked youth, are gone. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  12. It is noble of you to persevere as you do, for I am sure there is nothing you dislike more. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. First right to judge; then choose; then persevere, Steadfast, as if a crown or mistress call'd. – The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2 by Edward Young
  14. If he will only persevere in studying even and simultaneous action of hands, he will get his reward in time. – Boating by W. B. Woodgate Commentator: Harvey Mason
  15. And if they thus persevere unto the end, may they be blessed by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  16. If I have no self- confidence, how can I be bold to persevere? – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  17. It remains for the guardians of the public welfare to persevere in that justice and good will toward other nations which invite a return of these sentiments toward the United States; to cherish institutions which guarantee their safety and their liberties, civil and religious; and to combine with a liberal system of foreign commerce an improvement of the national advantages and a protection and extension of the independent resources of our highly favored and happy country. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. At the same time I would advise him to persevere with the rest, even at the cost of some effort. – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  19. 10: 26- 31. These words, however, are not pronounced in reference to those who fall through natural infirmity, but against them who sin wilfully and against knowledge, and who persevere to the end in a state of impenitence. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  20. It is from the cabin of this little vessel, as she coasts along the sandy shores of Africa, that I write the concluding lines of this letter, and the reader who may persevere through this hurried account will perhaps understand why I write them with a feeling of triumph, and better than triumph, a feeling of pure joy. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill