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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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For his dedication toward rebuilding and keeping the doors of his business open while maintaining his staff, Durham earned the Perseverance Awardfor a business owner whose company recovered from a significant disaster-related loss.
Passion and perseverance, the core elements of grit, are the essence of our Christian faith.
I cannot commend you highly enough for your unbelievable perseverance, grit and sheer hard work - we are all so lucky to have people like you in our communities.
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Beryl Lawrence, employed in the Community Extension Office, was given the Professional Achievement Award for diligence, perseverance, a positive attitude and excellent work performing a full-time job while also pursuing an academic degree.
A superbly written family history, this is the story of generations of men and women whose ambitions and perseverance were to shape and influence the entire region.
Other chapters discuss ethical discipline, the virtues of patience and perseverance, how to maintain the spirit of enlightenment, and much more.
Author Doris Marshall-Slack grew up in rural Tennessee and with Perseverance Lane: A Teacher's Story, she deftly provides the reader with a superbly crafted historical autobiography of her personal experiences growing up during the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras.
When he was finally able to get his hair cut and send his 12-inch strands to LOL, Dominic knew that his perseverance had paid off in doing "a good deed and helping someone.