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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

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

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

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

I think the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.
Sanford I. Weill
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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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