Usage examples for persistence

  1. In a certain degree this persistence is true of all races not come from an historic common stock. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  2. The belief in the separate unity and persistence of the soul, said Kant, is not a scientifically- warranted conclusion. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  3. There are years of patient scornful persistence in every line. – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  4. A systematic campaign designed to proclaim the Faith to the masses through the press and radio must moreover be launched and maintained with vigilance, persistence and vigor. – Citadel of Faith by Shoghi Effendi
  5. It was in fact from among those very persons, Natives as well as English, that thirteen years later, at Mr. Galton's request, I obtained the repeats which, by their much longer persistence then, went so far to prove his case to universal conviction. – The Origin of Finger-Printing by William J. Herschel
  6. The persistence of their regard even after Bobby's entrance suggested to him that the evidence remained secreted, that the officers, under the circumstances, were scarcely interested in his return. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  7. I confess that I consider your keeping, with such persistence, the knowledge of his mother's existence from your son a mistake. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  8. Only a persistence in your original policy. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  9. The persistence with which he dwelt upon this fact, the importance he attached to being treated as a cousin by the Harfinks, touched Paula as well as her mother. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  10. But she had lately become aware of Bryce's curiously dogged persistence in following up whatever he had in view, and she reflected that if he were sent away then he would be sure to come back and come back until he had got whatever it was that he wanted. – The Paradise Mystery by J. S. Fletcher
  11. It was there, however, and the Irish in the army exhibited dash and persistence, as duty demanded. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  12. To measure one's quality of daily life by this is always to fall short of satisfactory achievement; and still there is always the realization that its achievement is only a question of persistence and of time. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  13. He understood quite sufficiently the advantages of wealth, and was prepared to go considerable lengths for the sake of enjoying them, but his character lacked persistence. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  14. It may have been the strength of the wind that had taken him by surprise; but, there being now no remedy, it was clearly the speed and persistence of the wind that alone could save him. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  15. A glance under the table in the little dining- room showed that no corpse lay hidden there, but the lovely lady's persistence put the idea of a secret entrance into their heads. – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  16. Then: " Pardon my persistence, fair lady," he said. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  17. He is full of ambition, persistence, and courage. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  18. It is the persistence of the thing that wears you out in the end. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  19. At last the bishop, annoyed by her persistence, but at the same time moved by her tears, answered with a roughness mingled with kindness and compassion: Go, go! – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand