Definition of 'persistence'
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You ask all the right questions and your persistence pays off. The Sun (2016)You ask all the right questions and your persistence pays off. The Sun (2016)Success can often take much longer and is born of sheer persistence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You also have the mix of patience and persistence to make you a winner. The Sun (2008)My own efforts and persistence also helped. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We have to have the patience and persistence to see this through to success. The Sun (2011)It is persistence and effort and not giving up. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Patience and persistence get results at work. The Sun (2014)He had neither the patience nor the persistence to woo clients who bored him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The moon goes into the foundations of your chart and gives you the patience and persistence to help home plans. The Sun (2016)Now your persistence is paying off. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You also need tenacity and persistence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It will take patience and persistence. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Through dogged persistence, he has begun to win over a cynical shareholder base. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She gets hers for endurance, persistence and sheer desire. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Neither can we know whether the president's persistence will pay off for him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You need tenacity, persistence and a thick skin. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And yet persistence pays dividends. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is no surprise, as it's the result of considerable persistence and effort. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Cops said: 'This is a fantastic example of persistence paying off. The Sun (2013)In terms of effort and persistence, Spurs could not be faulted. The Sun (2008)Ash's persistence pays off, as he finally gives her his number. The Sun (2015)To put it mildly, the monks' dogged persistence in spite of these waxing and waning earthly powers suggest they know a thing or two about sticking around. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'persistence'
British English: persistence NOUN
If you have persistence, you continue to do something even though it is difficult or other people are against it.
Skill comes only with practice, patience and persistence.
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