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.
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
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
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
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
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. F. Scott Fitzgerald
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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