The dirty little secret here is the persistence of urban poverty.
The persistence of memory is quietly defiant, a liberating sign.
Back in the day, it was a combination of talent, hard work, and persistence that got the Bee Gees their first record deal.
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.