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502. Perseverance (See also Determination.)

  1. Ainsworth redid dictionary manuscript burnt in fire. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 752]
  2. Call of the Wild, The dogs trail steadfastly through Alaskas tundra. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild ]
  3. canary grass traditional symbol of perseverance. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 183]
  4. Cato the Elder (234149 B.C.) for his last eight years said in every Senate speech, Carthage must be destroyed. [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) V, 43]
  5. Deans, Jeanie by resourcefulness and an arduous journey, manages eventually to obtain a pardon for her sister. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian ]
  6. Goodwood, Caspar eternal American pursuer of Isabel Archers hand. [Am. Lit.: The Portrait of a Lady, Magill I, 766768]
  7. Little Engine That Could pint-sized locomotive struggles long and hard to surmount hill before succeeding. [Childrens Lit.: Little Engine That Could ]
  8. Moses Hebrew lawgiver; led his quarrelsome people out of bondage in Egypt. [O.T.: Exodus; Leviticus]
  9. Mutt though usually thwarted in his schemes, he remains determined to triumph someday. [Comics: Berger, 48]
  10. Penelope foils suiters for twenty years while awaiting return of Odysseus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 182]
  11. Rembrandt to Rembrandt artist continues to work despite financial failures. [Am. Lit.: Rembrandt to Rembrandt in Hart, 703704]
  12. Santiago attempts to subdue large fish through harshness of sea and weather. [Am. Lit.: The Old Man and the Sea ]
  13. snail symbol of deliberation and steadfastness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 38]
  14. tortoise perseverance helps him succeed where those inclined to dawdle fail. [Folklore: Jobes, 1590]
  15. Zarechnaya, Nina sacrifices everything to further career as actress. [Russ. Lit.: The Seagull ]

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per·se·ver·ance / ˌpərsəˈvi(ə)rəns/ • n. 1. steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success: his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness | medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseverance. 2. Theol. continuance in a state of grace leading finally to a state of glory.

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