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This process is not at its best if the heat is persistently abnormally high. Times, Sunday Times (2008)High street rents remained persistently higher than those in covered shopping centres. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And instead of deflation we have had persistently high inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2012) People who persistently download music illegally may have their internet connections slowed rather than cut off. Times, Sunday Times (2009)On top of this, the population is ageing and government debt is persistently high. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If there are people who persistently offend, a red card could apply. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Gently, persistently and over a prolonged period. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The stagnant economy and persistently high inflation is likely to last for another two years, according to the bank. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The party's persistently low poll ratings have begun to alarm some MPs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All three were found guilty of setting prices'substantially and persistently' higher than the cost of services. The Sun (2013)When people lie persistently it can result from low self-esteem, or from not caring about how others feel. The Sun (2015)Police in Nottingham are now handing out fines of up to 200 to people who persistently ask for money. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It said that the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, a global economic slowdown and persistently high oil prices would hit the beleaguered industry hard. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: persistently ADVERB
If something happens persistently, it happens again and again or for a long time.
The allegations have been persistently denied by ministers.
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