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Sample sentences for the GRE study word persist

persist can be used as a verb

1.Earnshaw has a mind to shoot you, if you persist in endeavouring to enter.. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.Forgive me and if you persist in indifference, do not make me your confidante.. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3."Then you persist in continuing that thesis. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.But if thou still persist to search my birth. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
5.Verse will seem prose but still persist to read. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
6.Decide because there is no reason for my lingering another minute, if you persist in your stubborn ill-nature. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
7."You persist in your incredulity, Edmond," continued Faria. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8."But I feel this, Helen I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me I must resist those who punish me unjustly. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
9.His nature was such, she said, that he would bring me back into the city dead or alive should I persist in opposing him "preferably dead," she added. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
10."He persists in refusing to give me a divorce Well, what am I to do. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
11.The protest of right against the deed persists forever. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
12.Life which is, as it were, suspended there, persists there. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13.character, persists in his animosity the army is again defeated. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
14."Without doubt you will, monsieur he persists in remaining there. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
15."No, he still persists in looking upon you as the most incomprehensible and mysterious of beings.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
16.If therefore she actually persists in rejecting my suit, perhaps it were better not to force her into accepting me, because if liable to such defects of temper, she could not contribute much to my felicity.. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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