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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perseverance  \Per`se*ver"ance\,  n.  [F.  pers['e]v['e]rance,  L. 
  1.  The  act  of  persevering;  persistence  in  anything 
  undertaken;  continued  pursuit  or  prosecution  of  any 
  business,  or  enterprise  begun.  ``The  king-becoming  graces 
  .  .  .  perseverance,  mercy,  lowliness.''  --Shak. 
  Whose  constant  perseverance  overcame  Whate'er  his 
  cruel  malice  could  invent.  --Milton. 
  2.  Discrimination.  [Obs.]  --Sir  J.  Harrington. 
  3.  (Theol.)  Continuance  in  a  state  of  grace  until  it  is 
  succeeded  by  a  state  of  glory;  sometimes  called  final 
  perseverance,  and  the  perseverance  of  the  saints.  See 
  Syn:  Persistence;  steadfastness;  constancy;  steadiness; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  act  of  persevering  [syn:  {persistence},  {perseveration}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PERSEVERANCE,  n.  A  lowly  virtue  whereby  mediocrity  achieves  an 
  inglorious  success. 
  "Persevere,  persevere!"  cry  the  homilists  all 
  Themselves,  day  and  night,  persevering  to  bawl. 
  "Remember  the  fable  of  tortoise  and  hare  -- 
  The  one  at  the  goal  while  the  other  is  --  where?" 
  Why,  back  there  in  Dreamland,  renewing  his  lease 
  Of  life,  all  his  muscles  preserving  the  peace, 
  The  goal  and  the  rival  forgotten  alike, 
  And  the  long  fatigue  of  the  needless  hike. 
  His  spirit  a-squat  in  the  grass  and  the  dew 
  Of  the  dogless  Land  beyond  the  Stew, 
  He  sleeps,  like  a  saint  in  a  holy  place 
  A  winner  of  all  that  is  good  in  a  race. 
  Sukker  Uffro 

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