Definition of Persevere

1. Verb. Be persistent, refuse to stop. "The child persisted and kept asking questions"




Definition of Persevere

1. v. i. To persist in any business or enterprise undertaken; to pursue steadily any project or course begun; to maintain a purpose in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement; not to give or abandon what is undertaken.

Definition of Persevere

1. Verb. To persist steadfastly in pursuit of an undertaking, task, journey or mission in spite of distraction, difficulty, obstacles or discouragement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Persevere

1. [v -VERED, -VERING, -VERES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Persevere

perseverance
perseverance of the saints
perseverances
perseverant
perseverantly
perseverate
perseverated
perseverates
perseverating
perseveration
perseverations
perseverative
perseveratively
perseveraunce
perseveraunt
persevere (current term)
persevered
perseverent
perseveres
persevering
perseveringly
perseverings
persevers
persia
persian
persian gulf syndrome
persic oil
persicaria
persicarias
persico

Literary usage of Persevere

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"He had all the disposition to persevere that Sir Thomas could wish him. He had vanity, which strongly inclined him in the first place to think she did love ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"To persevere in arms, and to resist a lawful emperor, acknowledged by the senate, would alone render him criminal. ..."

3. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1871)
"... Jefferson and Steuben—Not surprised at Arnold's Success—Madison not surprised at same—Washington urges Jefferson to persevere in his Policy—Cornwallis's ..."

4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"persevere and be courageous. In a few days the great work will be peformed, and we shall have effected yoor deliverance ! ..."

5. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington, Jared Sparks (1836)
"... assuring you, that if you should, after this warning, persevere in your intention of settling or otherwise encroaching upon my land, you must expect to ..."

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