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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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* 5 subjects receive the 6th class-a moderate tendency to conscientious, perseverant, serious, strong ego.
Les resultats indiquent que l'intensite des symptomes depressifs dans le temps permet de distinguer 1es e1eves decrocheurs et perseverants et que la presence d'une intensite elevee de symptomes depressifs a la fin du secondaire est liee au decrochage scolaire.
It needs to include attention to the development of a mathematical disposition that causes students to be confident in using mathematics, flexible in exploring mathematical ideas, perseverant in working on mathematical tasks, interested and inventive in doing mathematics, inclined to reflect on their thinking and to value mathematics and its uses and to appreciate its role in our culture.19
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