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Definition of Persistent


  1. Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose.
  2. Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous.

Persistent Quotations

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
John F. Kennedy

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.
Billy Graham
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Persistent Translations

persistent in Dutch is volhardend
persistent in Latin is pertinax, improbus
persistent in Portuguese is persistente
persistent in Swedish is envis
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