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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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The Perseverance Award honors people across the country who demonstrate an exceptional initiative to overcome obstacles and adapt their lives following injury or disability.
In the revised Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000), NCTM again discussed mathematical disposition, highlighting the importance of students' confidence, interest, perseverance, and curiosity in learning mathematics.
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Instead, the administration's current strategy seems to be simply urging perseverance. Staying the course is noble when the cause is right.
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"We are very proud and excited by the perseverance of our dedicated team of employees," said Ray Finnie, president and CEO of Wescast Industries.
Located near City Hall, the city's Department of Parks and Recreation's Memorial Grove in Manhattan features five trees that survived at what is called Ground Zero and were moved to the new site as a symbol of America's perseverance. AMERICAN FORESTS will provide a grant of funds from LTMF to sponsor the memorial grove, which will be dedicated this fall.
My developmental hierarchy of the intellectual virtues begins with the virtues of intellectual carefulness, such as single-mindedness, thoroughness, accuracy, and perseverance. Having acquired these virtues in elementary school, students must then learn how to resist the temptations to false beliefs by acquiring the virtues of intellectual humility, intellectual courage, and intellectual impartiality.
Today, that treatment reminds me of one of Winston Churchill's sayings: "Promises are the blowing of glittering bubbles; performances are the molding and hammering of iron." I was hammered all right, but perseverance and tenacity were the by-product.
And these people say in surveys that today's Japanese lack perseverance, tolerance, manners and morals.