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Usage examples for persist

  1. Of course she did not persist in her refusal. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. Spendius represented that it would be best not to persist. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  3. Why do you persist in annoying me in this manner? – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  4. Why did he persist? – Mortal Coils by Aldous Huxley
  5. I don't know about what I ought to have, but I know that if you persist in throwing Redford away, I shall take it. – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
  6. From set of sun till morning rise, Each hour does she persist, 'Oh wherefore did you close mine eyes, When on my mouth you kissed? – Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  7. " Don't persist, Arthur," she said, " or you will make me think it is only my money that makes you, that made you, pretend to- to care for me." – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  8. Some separate wisdom and kindness in another way; they are so anxious to help others that they stretch a point of conscience, and persist in a forbidden friendship, in order to help the friend. – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  9. And when I, in my zeal, persist, they,- several of them, Sayler, have grinned at me and reminded me that the legislature to be elected next fall will choose my successor! – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  10. Why do you persist in living in the one spot where people know you and have a bad opinion of you? – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  11. The grave eyes of Destiny would persist in looking out through the jester's- mask. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  12. As he really cared for it no longer, this made him persist in clinging to it; he liked this pretty woman's being kind to him. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
  13. As it grows here, all over the country, the unpoisoned camels persist in eating it; after they have had a shock, however, they generally leave it entirely alone; but there is, unfortunately, nothing else for them to eat here. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  14. Do you persist in your denial? – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  15. While it will persist in living under almost any circumstances, I have found no variety that responded more gratefully to good treatment. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  16. These traditions persist in the face of favorable geological reports published before discovery; they are natural expressions of the instinctive distrust of any knowledge which is beyond the field of empirical experience. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
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