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Sample sentences for the GRE study word tenacious

tenacious can be used as a adj

1."Eight years you must be tenacious of life. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.He is as brave as a bulldog and as tenacious as a lobster if he gets his claws upon anyone. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3."That is a tenacious old grandfather," said Beauchamp. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
4.The most curious were baffled by her silence and the most tenacious by her obstinacy. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.While earnestly wishing to erase from his mind the trace of my former offence, I had stamped on that tenacious surface another and far deeper impression, I had burnt it in. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.The cardinal has a tenacious memory and a long arm you may depend upon it, he will repay you by some ill turn.. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.But the constitution of joint-stock companies renders them in general, more tenacious of established rules than any private copartnery. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.One with tenacious organs holds in love And clinging lust the world in its embraces The other strongly sweeps, this dust above, Into the high ancestral spaces. - from Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
9.Wellington was tenacious in that lay his merit, and we are not seeking to lessen it but the least of his foot-soldiers and of his cavalry would have been as solid as he. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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