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Sample sentences for the GRE study word tenacity

tenacity can be used as a noun

1.There was a certain bulldog tenacity about Tommy that made him slow to admit defeat. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
2.They had combined with the tenacity which existed in his nature. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.They take a longer time to deliberate on a proposed line of action, but once they have made a decision, adhere to it with much greater tenacity than any other type. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
4.He was in the full bloom and pride of beadlehood his cocked hat and coat were dazzling in the morning sun he clutched his cane with the vigorous tenacity of health and power. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.He uttered these names incessantly, appropriately and inappropriately, with the tenacity of right. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.It was in vain for Madame Defarge to struggle and to strike Miss Pross, with the vigorous tenacity of love, always so much stronger than hate, clasped her tight, and even lifted her from the floor in the struggle that they had. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7.The rivalry between them was soon apparent it was entirely good natured on Gilbert's side but it is much to be feared that the same thing cannot be said of Anne, who had certainly an unpraiseworthy tenacity for holding grudges. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
8.He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9."Hold your tongue, will you" said Danglars, pretending to restrain Caderousse, who, with the tenacity of drunkards, leaned out of the arbor. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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