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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Persevering  \Per`se*ver"ing\,  a. 
  Characterized  by  perseverance;  persistent.  -- 
  {Per`se*ver"ing*ly},  adv 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Persevere  \Per`se*vere"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Persevered};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Persevering}.]  [F.  pers['e]v['e]rer,  L. 
  perseverare  fr  perseverus  very  strict;  per  +  severus 
  strict,  severe.  See  {Per-},  and  {Severe}.] 
  To  persist  in  any  business  or  enterprise  undertaken;  to 
  pursue  steadily  any  project  or  course  begun;  to  maintain  a 
  purpose  in  spite  of  counter  influences,  opposition,  or 
  discouragement;  not  to  give  or  abandon  what  is  undertaken. 
  Thrice  happy,  if  they  know  Their  happiness,  and 
  persevere  upright.  --Milton. 
  Syn:  To  {Persevere},  {Continue},  {Persist}. 
  Usage:  The  idea  of  not  laying  aside  is  common  to  these  words 
  Continue  is  the  generic  term,  denoting  simply  to  do  as 
  one  has  done  hitherto.  To  persevere  is  to  continue  in 
  a  given  course  in  spite  of  discouragements,  etc.,  from 
  a  desire  to  obtain  our  end  To  persist  is  to  continue 
  from  a  determination  of  will  not  to  give  up  Persist 
  is  frequently  used  in  a  bad  sense  implying  obstinacy 
  in  pursuing  an  unworthy  aim 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  quietly  and  steadily  persevering  especially  in  detail  or 
  exactness;  "a  diligent  (or  patient)  worker";  "with 
  persevering  (or  patient)  industry  she  revived  the 
  failing  business"  [syn:  {diligent}] 

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