But, with a persistency that was exasperatingalarmingthe storm continued to expend its fury.
This persistency had struck the savant, and he asked a mutual friend to introduce him.
Measured by this test of creative power and its persistency, how variable is the duration of human life!
The judge and the lookers-on were puzzled by this persistency.
Never did I see a finer exhibition of power and persistency, amid constant singing, jokes, and sportive tricks.
She had some of her mother's persistency, and was not readily controlled.
Such unalterable contentment, such hardiness and persistency, are enough to put the stoutest of us to shame.
Some amusing stories are told of the persistency with which he hunted for orders.
An enmity of peculiar strength and persistency kept the communities asunder from age to age.
No less remarkable than the persistency of the mores is their changeableness and variation.
1540s, from Middle French persistance, from persistant "lasting, enduring, permanent," from Latin persistentem (nominative persistens), present participle of persistere (see persist). Often spelled persistance 16c. Related: Persistency.
persistence per·sist·ence (pər-sĭs'təns, -zĭs'-)
Continuance of an effect after the cause is removed.
Continuance of a part or an organ, rather than having it disappear in an early stage of development.