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Per*sist" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Persisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Persisting.] [L. persistere; per + sistere to stand or be fixed, fr. stare to stand: cf. F. persister. See Per-, and Stand.] To stand firm; to be fixed and unmoved; to stay; to continue steadfastly; especially, to continue fixed in a course of conduct against opposing motives; to persevere; -- sometimes conveying an unfavorable notion, as of doggedness or obstinacy.
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If they persist in pointing their batteries against particular persons, no laws of war forbid the making reprisals. Addison.
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Some positive, persisting fops we know,
Who, if once wrong, will needs be always so.
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That face persists.
It floats up; it turns over in my mind.
Mrs. Browning.
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Syn. -- See Persevere, and Insist.
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