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perseverance

Christianity persistence in remaining in a state of grace until death

Perseverance

See also Determination.
Ainsworth
redid dictionary manuscript burnt in fire. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 752]
Call of the Wild, The
dogs trail steadfastly through Alaska’s tundra. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
canary grass
traditional symbol of perseverance. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 183]
Cato
the Elder (234–149 B.C.) for his last eight years said in every Senate speech, “Carthage must be destroyed.” [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) V, 43]
Deans, Jeanie
by resourcefulness and an arduous journey, manages eventually to obtain a pardon for her sister. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian]
Goodwood, Caspar
eternal American pursuer of Isabel Archer’s hand. [Am. Lit.: The Portrait of a Lady, Magill I, 766–768]
Little Engine That Could
pint-sized locomotive struggles long and hard to surmount hill before succeeding. [Children’s Lit.: Little Engine That Could]
Moses Hebrew
lawgiver; led his quarrelsome people out of bondage in Egypt. [O.T.: Exodus; Leviticus]
Mutt
though usually thwarted in his schemes, he remains determined to triumph someday. [Comics: Berger, 48]
Penelope
foils suiters for twenty years while awaiting return of Odysseus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 182]
Rembrandt
to Rembrandt artist continues to work despite financial failures. [Am. Lit.: “Rembrandt to Rembrandt” in Hart, 703–704]
Santiago
attempts to subdue large fish through harshness of sea and weather. [Am. Lit.: The Old Man and the Sea]
snail
symbol of deliberation and steadfastness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 38]
tortoise
perseverance helps him succeed where those inclined to dawdle fail. [Folklore: Jobes, 1590]
Zarechnaya, Nina
sacrifices everything to further career as actress. [Russ. Lit.: The Seagull]
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Lastly, India scored 61 in long-term orientation, indicating a society that is perseverant and thrifty.
D'ailleurs, convaincu et perseverant qu'il est, tout comme la mer qui etait temoin de ses debuts, il continue toujours de les denoncer ouvertement.
A break is considered a blotch in the and one has to be perseverant and ready to make compromises," says Rituparna Chakraborty, cofounder and senior VP, TeamLease Services.
A break is con-sidered a blotch in the and one has to be perseverant and ready to make compromises," says Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder and senior VP, TeamLease Services.
positive: tolerant, patient, perseverant, equilibrium;
For his part, the visiting delegation expressed the high admiration and satisfaction of the ministry's perseverant cooperation.
Avec toujours un bras de fer perseverant entre les decrets presidentiels et la Magistrature qui les annulent l'un apes l'autre, c'est l'avenir du pays qui se joue la au milieu des tensions politiques, devenues exacerbees.
Il est la, sur la croix invisible de son supplice, perseverant dans cet echec fatal qu'il est voue a repeter.
Perseverant, the sponsors came back with added incentive - an award for Kapoor, hoping this would solve everything.
According to the author, the creative person is open-minded, perseverant, self-confident, ambitious, original, self-regulating, impulsive, and open to new experiences.