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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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It requires that we get back in the game and endeavor to persevere.
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Readers should persevere, however, as Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I asks scholars to think about the connections between ideology and politics in new and important ways.
Many folks persevere, focused on the legacy they want to leave their children or on preserving long-term ecological benefits they know their forests provide.
The article inspired me to continue to persevere and speak out about environmental issues, and to continue striving to strike a balance between economic development and stewardship of our planet in my business affairs.
In the face of painting's current enervation, Kelly continues to persevere, making a case for the medium's vitality by producing work that is insistently his alone.
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One thing you have to do here is sacrifice and persevere.
Consistently funny and often fun, have some patience and persevere through the game's design flaws and you'll find much to love with Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
In an audiobook, all this can cause more than a little initial confusion, but for those who persevere, this novel is to the Civil War era what Catch 22 is to WW II.
We ask the Palestinian people, especially Palestinian Christians, not to panic and arrive at hasty conclusions but to persevere and remain steadfast in this land," Bishop Munib Younan said in a statement dated Jan.