persevering

[pur-suh-veer-ing]
adjective
displaying perseverance; resolutely persistent; steadfast: a persevering student.

Origin:
1640–50; persevere + -ing2

perseveringly, adverb
nonpersevering, adjective
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persevere

[pur-suh-veer]
verb (used without object), persevered, persevering.
1.
to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
2.
to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
verb (used with object), persevered, persevering.
3.
to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English perseveren < Middle French perseverer < Latin persevērāre to persist, derivative of persevērus very strict. See per-, severe


1. See continue.
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persevere (ˌpɜːsɪˈvɪə)
 
vb (often foll by in)
to show perseverance
 
[C14: from Old French perseverer, from Latin persevērāre, from perseverus very strict; see severe]
 
perse'vering
 
adj
 
perse'veringly
 
adv

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persevere
mid-14c., from O.Fr. perseverer, from L. perseverare "continue steadfastly, persist," from persevereus "very strict, earnest," from per- "very" + severus "strict" (see severity).
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Example sentences
There is satisfaction in persevering, and not all of it is neurotic.
It is worth persevering all the same, so long as you accept that this is more a
  saga than a novel.
There's also the endlessly relatable idea of the outsider persevering in the
  face of snubs and obstacles.
The persevering student meant to make up for the lost time by working until
  daylight.
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