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persist

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpersistper‧sist /pəˈsɪst $ pər-/ ●●○ AWL verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]CONTINUE/NOT STOP to continue to do something, although this is difficult, or other people oppose itpersist in (doing) something He persisted in his refusal to admit responsibility.persist with She persisted with her studies in spite of financial problems. ‘I don’t think it’s right, ’ John persisted.GrammarYou persist in doing something: She persisted in asking the question. Don’t say: She persisted to ask the question.2 [intransitive]CONTINUE/NOT STOP if something bad persists, it continues to exist or happen If the pain persists, you must see a doctor.see thesaurus at continue→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
persist"It does matter, " Jill persisted.It is a miracle indeed that in a hostile Universe this planet should provide conditions where such fragility can persist.Vogelstein thought the test would be pointless, but the friend persisted.See your doctor if the symptoms persist.I have used Marin Oomed, but the problem persists.But the thought persisted, and wouldn't go away.Yet they persist anyway-at least they do as long as they are leaders.If the pain persists, call a doctor.We have to persist, creating the dialogue that moves public opinion.In most cases, these symptoms persist for a couple of days.The White House persisted in its efforts to pass the bill, despite the opposition of Congress.American students of Spanish often persist in pronouncing words such as "presidente" in the same way as similar English words.He persisted in smoking even after having a heart attack.If adverse weather conditions persist, the game will be cancelled.persist in (doing) somethingWhy in hell did Alice persist in asking?Why does Alice persist in believing she doesn't need any help?We persist in grasping at neat, simple answers, when we should be questioning everything.Despite denials, she persists in her entreaties.This opinion can seem persuasive for a time, but we can not persist in it.How long does disused knowledge persist in memory?Why do self-oriented intents and deceptive behaviors persist in organizations?Thankfully she did not persist in pursuing her mad idea.For the rest he has persisted in wearing the guise of a vassal before his overlord.
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Verb table
persist
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypersist
he, she, itpersists
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypersisted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave persisted
he, she, ithas persisted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad persisted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill persist
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have persisted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam persisting
he, she, itis persisting
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you, we, theyare persisting
Past
I, he, she, itwas persisting
you, we, theywere persisting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been persisting
he, she, ithas been persisting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been persisting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be persisting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been persisting
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