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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Perseverant Persevering. "Perseverant faith."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: This is what the red, white, and blue on the US flag represent: The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows: white to mean purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. According to legend, George Washington interpreted the elements of the flag this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country. However, there is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag.
    • perseverant Persevering; constant, persistent, or unflagging in pursuit of an undertaking.
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  • John Quincy Adams
    John Quincy Adams
    “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”
  • Francis Quarles
    “The road to perseverance lies by doubt.”
  • George Allen
    George Allen
    “Persevere and get it done.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one often comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.”
  • Euripides
    “To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. perseverans, -antis, p. pr.: cf. F. persévérant,


In literature:

Still, as long as I could move over the ground, I determined to persevere.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sound encouraged Adam and his crew to persevere.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Perseverance of a shopkeeper.
"The Young Man's Guide" by William A. Alcott
Shall we not have a shout over the perseverance and patient continuance of the converts?
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
He warned him that should he persevere a rupture would inevitably follow.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
He would not persevere in his alliance with either nobles or the parliament.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
They had many towns and villages giving evidence of perseverance.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
We do not imagine that any navigator had hitherto displayed such perseverance.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
However, Jack and Paddy had learned that perseverance conquers all difficulties.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Posterity has rewarded his faith and perseverance.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Perseverance, intelligence and physical strength are required by waitresses.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
After a perseverance of three months in the use of the PHARMAKON, he is entirely restored to health.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
But the process of returning such requires some little patience and perseverance.
"Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained" by M. Quinby
There is a royal road to crystal vision, but it is open only to the combined password of Calmness, Patience, and Perseverance.
"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers" by Bhakta Vishita
Mrs. Nichols has made out her case, and let her and the women laboring like her, persevere, and woman will gain her rights.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
His perseverance and success.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Men with their pluck and perseverance are certain to get on.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Therefore, in so far as it can and is in itself, it endeavors to persevere in its own being.
"The Philosophy of Spinoza" by Baruch de Spinoza
You have to take these words as your motto, 'Patience, Pluck, and Perseverance.
"Better than Play" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
What an incentive to exertion, perseverance, and self-denial!
"The Lamplighter" by Maria S. Cummins

In poetry:

May the teachers now engaged,
Courage take, and persevere;
They'll not fail of their reward,
Though they may not meet it here.
"For The S.S. Concert" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
I'm heard afar, without a noise;
I cry without a lifted voice:
Still moving in devotion's sphere,
Yet seldom steady persevere.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Conquer fortune - persevere! -
Lo! it breaks, the morning clear!
The cheerful cock awakes the skies,
The day is come - arise! - arise!
"The Wake of William Orr" by William Drennan
Then give me grace and give me pow'r,
That I may thee, while young, adore,
And with true faith and heart sincere,
May in thy doctrines persevere!
"A Prayer For Mr. Samuel Prichard, The Author's Son" by Rees Prichard
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let's so persevere
That when we live no more, we may live ever.
"To my Dear and Loving Husband" by Anne Bradstreet
If we think awr lot is hard,
Nivver let us mak a fuss;
Lukkin raand, at ivvery yard,
We'st find others war nor us;
We have still noa cause to fear!
Let's ha faith, an persevere.
"Persevere" by John Hartley

In news:

Perseverance opens 34th season with 'Of Mice and Men'.
What happened to embracing the struggle knowing that you will survive, with hard work, perseverance and faith.
Getting yours into the hands of consumers isn't impossible but it does take a lot of planning and perseverance, experts say.
The newspaper reports the audience gave Houselog a standing ovation after a school official praised her dedication and perseverance.
Aubrey de Grey's years of perseverance have literally started to pay off, funding his research to fight aging.
Radio show focuses on perseverance.
Presented for leadership and perseverance in applying the nonviolent philosophy and techniques of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, toward the achievement of human relations and civil rights goals.
Memories were made and lives were changed on Wednesday night thanks to Matisyahu and his songs of love, perseverance, acceptance and thankfulness.
Mooney has waited for his opportunity on the Penn football team and is being rewarded for his perseverance.
David Taylor spoke about the perseverance of veterans and Americans in general.
It seems as though, thanks to the perseverance of nostalgia culture, we are experiencing a heatwave of prospective biopics.
Kathleen Turner, who lit up the '80s with spark plug performances in films like Prizzi's Honor and Peggy Sue Got Married, has never stopped working thanks to her perseverance and range.
But patience and perseverance are rewarded with a new free song every day, as it has been since the early 1980s.
Hatebreed have unveiled dates for a lengthy tour in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the band's debut album 'Perseverance.
Passion, perseverance pay off for Tony Memmel.

In science:

But the two groups did not differ much in attention, initiation/perseverance, construction and conceptualization subscales.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It is a tribute to Berndt’s talents and perseverance that he has completed this rather terrifying pro ject.
And free lunch for all...
So the precise study of the top quark will persevere as the Tevatron is continuing to deliver collision data.
Top Quark Physics at the Tevatron
In their epochal experimental researches these individuals have demonstrated originality, perseverance (i.e., stubbornness), and enormous achievement.
Summary Talk: International Symposium on Neutrino Astrophysics, Takayama/Kamioka (10/'92)
Indeed, recognizing that he could not possibly have known about these flaws in his results permits us to admire him all the more for his dedication and perseverance in pursuing these measurements.
An Explanation of Dayton Miller's Anomalous "Ether Drift" Result
However, with some non-trivial group theory and sufficient perseverance, one can already see this quite directly: Theorem 5.3.
The irreducibility of certain pure-cycle Hurwitz spaces
This suggests differing levels of perseverance of users who visit the upcoming stories compared to the majority of users who focus on front page stories.
Using Stochastic Models to Describe and Predict Social Dynamics of Web Users
This method works fairly well for simple problems but requires considerable ingenuity and perseverance to carry out even for moderately complicated ones.
Probability calculations under the IAC hypothesis
So when we still persevere to build ever more detailed models for the total cross section, it is because the ultimate goal is to reach an understanding of the nature of the photon and its interactions.
Soft Photoproduction Physics
We are grateful to all those involved in the Tenerife and Jodrell Bank experiments and their continued perseverance in correct art of data analysis.
Foregrounds and experiments below 33GHz