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Definition of Perseverance


  1. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.
  2. Discrimination.
  3. Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.

Perseverance Quotations

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. - Julie Andrews
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Julie Andrews

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Vince Lombardi

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
John Quincy Adams

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle
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Perseverance Translations

perseverance in Dutch is vasthoudendheid
perseverance in German is Ausdauer {f}, Beharrlichkeit {f}
perseverance in Italian is perseveranza
perseverance in Latin is diligentia
perseverance in Spanish is constancia, perseverancia
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