Definition of Perseverating

1. Verb. (present participle of perseverate) ¹



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Definition of Perseverating

1. perseverate [v] - See also: perseverate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perseverating

perseid
perseity
perself
perservere
perses
perseus
persever
perseverance
perseverance of the saints
perseverances
perseverant
perseverantly
perseverate
perseverated
perseverates
perseverating (current term)
perseveration
perseverations
perseverative
perseveratively
perseveraunce
perseveraunt
persevere
persevered
perseverent
perseveres
persevering
perseveringly
perseverings
persevers

Literary usage of Perseverating

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1. Movement and Mental Imagery: Outlines of a Motor Theory of the Complexer by Margaret Floy Washburn (1916)
"It may, indeed, be true that all the recurrences of a perseverating process ... As a matter of fact, at one time I made a record of my perseverating tunes ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"(b) perseverating ideas from recent experiences. ... (c) perseverating reaction words, and to a less degree perseverat- ing stimulus words, but not those ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1913)
"He starts to raise it but the right follows and he lifts both legs in the air, perseverating as he did in the above test. Now examiner pinches the left leg. ..."

4. Papers on Psycho-analysis by Ernest Jones (1918)
"owing purely to the perseverating influence of the preceding reaction, and even when this itself shews none. 8. Uncommon Style of Reaction. ..."

5. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... to track properly and plays a record groove over and over until it is nudged into continuing to play the remainder of the record. Many perseverating ..."

6. The Psychology of Functional Neuroses by Harry Levi Hollingworth (1920)
"FUNCTIONAL NEUROSES flashing out at each "land" of the feet. Here it seems obvious that a faintly perseverating ..."

7. Studies in Spiritism by Amy E. Tanner (1910)
"while perseverating all the way from adolescence to senescence, maintain the same general type, but are attracted and modified by real acquaintances in ..."

8. New Classic Poems: Contemporary Verse that Rhymes : an Anthology / Compiled by McAlister, Neil Harding, 1952-, Day, Jonathan (2005)
"The children rage as angry as Godzilla, perseverating as they whine and shout. A cry ascends from beach to seaside villa, "The only thing that's left is ..."

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