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.
This week, stories of human endurance and persistence, whether in the courtroom or behind enemy lines.
She has retained her persistence and drive and has managed to capture a new sense of normal.
It is to find the persistence of this influence that we search her history.
In this persistence he displayed courage worthy of a better reward.
Let us begin with the conservation of energy, or, as Herbert Spencer used to call it, the persistence of force.
Ingres' persistence looked like folly, even madness in his eyes.
But even her persistence was not proof against the coldness of the young lady of the house, and finally she ceased to come at all.
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.