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8 thoughts on “ Persistence

  1. In this persistence he displayed courage worthy of a better reward. Presently, however, the sincerity and persistence of the girl won him over. This persistence in a phylloxera-ravaged district is quite touching. Ingres' persistence looked like folly, even madness in his eyes.
  2. Jul 10,  · 1. uncountable noun If you have persistence, you continue to do something even though it is difficult or other people are against it. Skill comes only with practice, patience and persistence. Chandra was determined to become a doctor and her persistence paid off.
  3. the quality of being persistent, or the act of persisting: A problem with using pesticides is the persistence of chemicals in the soil. His persistence paid off – he won the contract. (Definition of .
  4. In psychology, persistence (PS) is a personality trait. It is measured in the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) and is considered one of the four temperament traits. Persistence refers to perseverance in spite of fatigue or frustration. Cloninger's research found that persistence, like the other temperament traits, is highly heritable.
  5. Examples of persistence in a Sentence He admired her dogged persistence in pursuing the job. His persistence in asking for a raise was finally rewarded.
  6. Persistence is continuing to try, an effect that continues even after the cause has been removed or something that sticks around for a long time. An example of persistence is when you try and try to learn a new skill, never giving up. An example of persistence is when a marital problem doesn't go away even after the divorce is finalized.
  7. persistence: (per-sis'tĕnts), Obstinate continuation of characteristic behavior, or of existence despite treatment or adverse environmental conditions. [L. persisto, to abide, stand firm].

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