Diana persisted through the years, and the film was finally made.
People like Wilberforce who persisted for years because of his faith and because of his love for people.
But Woods persisted, flooding the Parneviks with calls, and she relented.
1530s, from Middle French persister (14c.), from Latin persistere "abide, continue steadfastly," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + sistere "come to stand, cause to stand still" (see assist). Related: Persisted; persisting.