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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperseveranceper‧se‧ver‧ance /ˌpɜːsəˈvɪərəns $ ˌpɜːrsəˈvɪr-/ noun [uncountable]  DETERMINEDdetermination to keep trying to achieve something in spite of difficulties – use this to show approval It took perseverance to overcome his reading problems.
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perseveranceCaptain Benson praised his men's courage and perseverance in dealing with a very dangerous situation.All of them continue to enhance the role of the church musician by their devotion and perseverance.Then I look for imagination and perseverance, steadfastness of purpose.A willingness to learn and perseverance are much more important than candles on a birthday cake.It requires great tact and perseverance to make some people accept a coaching atmosphere.Despite the prediction, Dole recovered because of his perseverance and determination.Stories about hard times teach the value of perseverance and hard work.The event demanded the most stringent virtues before it even began: patience, perseverance, reverence.The job requires perseverance and, above all, patience.Some of the girls did not have the perseverance to train to his standards of precision.
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