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Definitions for perseverance
ˌpɜr səˈvɪər ənsper·se·ver·ance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacitynoun

    persistent determination

  2. perseverance, persistence, perseverationnoun

    the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

    "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"


  1. perseverancenoun

    continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.

  2. perseverancenoun

    persistent determination to adhere to a plan of direction; insistence.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perseverancenoun

    Persistence in any design or attempt; steadiness in pursuits; constancy in progress. It is applied alike to good and ill.

    Etymology: perseverance, Fr. perseverantia, Lat.

    The king becoming graces,
    Bounty, persev’rance, mercy, lowliness;
    I have no relish of them. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Perseverance keeps honour bright:
    To have done, is to hang quite out of fashion,
    Like rusty mail in monumental mockery. William Shakespeare.

    They hate repentance more than perseverance in a fault. Charles I .

    Wait the seasons of providence with patience and perseverance in the duties of our calling, what difficulties soever we may encounter. Roger L'Estrange.

    Patience and perseverance overcome the greatest difficulties. Clarissa.

    And perseverance with his batter’d shield. Henry Brooke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perseverancenoun

    the act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun

  2. Perseverancenoun


  3. Perseverancenoun

    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 Calvinism


  1. Perseverance

    Perseverance is the second studio release and the major-label debut by the American Metalcore band Hatebreed. It was released in 2002 by Universal Records. "I Will Be Heard" is featured in the movie xXx and on its soundtrack.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perseverance in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perseverance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of perseverance in a Sentence

  1. Justin Wang:

    The crater rim of the Jezero Crater, where the Perseverance rover is now, is a place that likely exhibited hydrothermal activity due to the crater-forming impact that occurred, so I'd be curious to see what results Perseverance finds when it reaches there.

  2. Edith Eva Eger:

    Auschwitz gave me a tremendous gift in some ways, that I can guide people to have resilience and perseverance.

  3. T.Ollyvar:

    Success doesn't want you to succeed. That's why you have to fight your way through to success in endurance, faith, perseverance and discipline.

  4. Abderrahman Hassi:

    Determination, perseverance and hard work make the impossible possible.

  5. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    • A. suffuse
    • B. excogitate
    • C. knead
    • D. huff

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