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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - With doggedness or tenacity

Usage examples (36)
  • He was asking questions, unavoidable questions, persistently...
  • Adjective : a most annoyingly persistent young man. ,the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough. ,persistent noise
  • • Change the No Child Left Behind law to let poor children in persistently struggling schools transfer to private schools.
  • But the operator has not lost his faith, and he calls persistently, to the very last minute, until the last light is gone and his apparatus is silenced forever. for more
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