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Definition of Persist

Persist

  1. To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.

Persist Quotations

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
Donald Rumsfeld

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Carl Sagan

My mother is not a model. She is not perfect. That awareness is part of learning to love someone. Predicting the actions of someone is an act of love. We persist, even when we get it wrong. That's the beauty of love.
Daniel Tammet
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Persist Translations

persist in Dutch is blijven aandringen, aanhouden
persist in German is fortdauern, beharren, beharren
persist in Latin is teneo, obduro, eduro
persist in Portuguese is persista
persist in Spanish is subsistir
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