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The stewards actually did little about the persistent standing, partly because too many fans were on their feet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As for vinegar, he recommended it for a wide range of uses, from cleaning wounds to sorting out a persistent cough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many patients complained about the persistent taste of fish oil in their mouths. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)The usual symptoms are a persistent cough and shortness of breath. The Sun (2010)He is a persistent offender and is out of last chances. The Sun (2012)The persistent rain was not part of our planning. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Much of the past few months have been spent managing a persistent hip injury. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The failure to fix this persistent problem is baffling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Four recent books reflect the ongoing persistent disagreement about the answer to that question. Christianity Today (2000)He has also told police to fine persistent offenders. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Only persistent rain is likely to have a serious impact. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But he has managed just one minute this season since recovering from a persistent abdominal injury. The Sun (2009)It added that poor productivity remained a persistent problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But persistent offenders will face both an increase in points and fines. The Sun (2015)You might have had a persistent cough and then get a random flyer through the door about cancer screening. The Sun (2013)The bank is also at the centre of persistent bid speculation and this has helped drive up the share price. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The showers could be heavy and persistent, especially across the southwest. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Forecasters said there might be a temporary respite tomorrow before persistent rain returns on Monday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The 32-year-old admitted that the persistent injury has caused him to sit out training for a considerable period of time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are 10 teams currently in the field, with persistent rumours of one or more leaving the sport. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company, which has been the subject of persistent bid speculation, could do deals of its own. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And with good reason: A persistent bad taste can result from many problems. The Sun (2007)
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Translations for 'persistent'
British English: persistent /pəˈsɪstənt/ ADJECTIVE
If something bad is persistent, it continues to exist or happen for a long time.
His cough grew more persistent.
- American English: persistent
- Arabic: مُصِرٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: persistente
- Chinese: 坚持不懈的
- Croatian: uporan
- Czech: neustálý
- Danish: vedholdende
- Dutch: vasthoudend
- European Spanish: persistente
- Finnish: itsepintainen
- French: tenace
- German: beharrlich
- Greek: επίμονος
- Italian: persistente
- Japanese: 持続性の
- Korean: 끈덕진
- Norwegian: iherdig
- Polish: uporczywy
- European Portuguese: persistente
- Romanian: persistent
- Russian: упорный
- Spanish: persistente
- Swedish: enträgen
- Thai: ที่ยังคงอยู่
- Turkish: ısrarlı
- Ukrainian: наполегливий
- Vietnamese: dai dẳng
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