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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

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
E. O. Wilson

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

The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
Adam Smith

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

No man's error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.
Thomas Hobbes
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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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