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persist in doing something

to continue doing something. John persists in thinking that he's always right. Tom persists in demanding that I agree to his terms.
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persist with something

to continue the state of something; to extend an action or state. Please do not persist with your demands that I agree to your terms. If you persist with this intrusion, I'm going to call the police.
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Campus administrators might now consider measuring undergraduates' hardiness upon their arrival as a proven procedure to identify which new students need the nurturing attention of the expensive retention intervention programs already shown to help undergraduates persist to graduation.
The result is that doctor influence is minimized and problems persist.
These data suggest that radiographic abnormalities are seen early in the disease, even in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic individuals, and persist years after removal from exposure.
Thus, since the pathogen can independently persist in either host population in the absence of the other, following Haydon et al (13), both are considered maintenance hosts.
As a result, the UK pensions regulator is insisting that, as long as underfunding persists, pension plan trustees act as unsecured creditors in negotiating funding with their sponsoring employers.
True desires persist, and grow ever stronger with time.
Add to this reject list her recent video compilations made with Gary Hillberg, Artist, 2000, and Love, 2003, and you'd be forgiven for forgetting the driven intensity of her own 35 mm films, Night Cries--A Rural Tragedy, 1989, and beDevil, 1993, traces of which persist faintly in her vampiric surfer documentary, Heaven, 1997.
Until now, these bishops say, the only persons who are refused communion according to Church law are those who are excommunicated, or interdicted, or obstinately persist in manifestly grave sin (Canon 915).
It's amazing that this debate still persists, what with the preponderance of alternative forms of media in libraries, but persist it does, which is why the author devotes two chapters, as well as a "Comics in the Classroom" title list, to extolling the literary and artistic merit of graphic novels.
The outlook is for this steady and sustained expansion to persist.
It might at first seem strange, given America's budget and trade deficits, that these dynamic Asian economies persist in such a connection, but on a practical level, the link should surprise no one.
Hewlett Packard Co is set to buy storage start-up Persist Technologies Inc, which will provide the hardware that will help underpin the company's ILM product line-up - and provide an equivalent to EMC's Centerra reference data storage device/
The child is more likely to persist in the face of failure and to select challenging tasks.
These purplish-brown pods persist until mid-January when they finally drop.
We know from other studies that sensitization to cocaine results in structural changes in the brain that persist for some time," Becker indicates.