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persistent

1. (of plant parts) remaining attached to the plant after the normal time of withering
2. Zoology
a. (of parts normally present only in young stages) present in the adult
b. continuing to grow or develop after the normal period of growth
3. (of a chemical, esp when used as an insecticide) slow to break down; not easily degradable
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persistent

[pər′sis·tənt]
(botany)
Of a leaf, withering but remaining attached to the plant during the winter.
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persistent

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persistent

Permanent. See persistent storage, persistent data, persistent name and persistent object.
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Now, yer see, when a feller stands up for a thing one day and night, de contrar de next, folks ses (and nat'rally enough dey ses), why he an't persistent,--hand me dat ar bit o' corn-cake, Andy.
"It's the only thing ye ever was persistent in, Lord knows!" muttered Aunt Chloe, who was getting rather restive; the merriment of the evening being to her somewhat after the Scripture comparison,--like "vinegar upon nitre."
Finally Tarzan succeeded in seizing one of the most persistent of his attackers.
Let us resolve to make our government a place for what Franklin Roosevelt called "bold, persistent experimentation, a government for our tomorrows, not our yesterdays." Let us give this capitol back to the people to whom it belongs.
There the voluble mouth and bright penetrating eye are ever directed towards the Master of the household; and light itself is not more persistent than the stream of feminine discourse.
He made his four hearty meals every day, regardless of the most persistent rolling and pitching on the part of the steamer; and he played whist indefatigably, for he had found partners as enthusiastic in the game as himself.
He had never before seen a woman's lips and teeth which forced upon his mind with such persistent iteration the old Elizabethan simile of roses filled with snow.
Afterwards, if your persistent follower is hanging about, I will endeavor to talk him into a more reasonable frame of mind."
At the same time, her quickness of apprehension warned her not to risk encouraging this persistent lover, by betraying any embarrassment on her side.
But ever the persistent soil remains for others to scrawl themselves across.
A visitor at the house, a Frenchman, had succeeded by his wit, grace and persistent attention, in gaining her affections.
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