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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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Although synoptics for the South Atlantic are dominated by low pressure cores persisting throughout the lower levels with a low level anticyclonic core present to the south, the ability to disturb the generally northerly flow across Namibia is absent.
Estrogen may make the brain more vulnerable to addiction, with the effects of heightened susceptibility persisting even in the hormone's absence, according to a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, study for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
When they mutated the DNA sequence of OriP so that another of the telomeric proteins could no longer bind, the DNA loops also had difficulty persisting.
Learning Disabilities in Adulthood: Persisting Problems and Evolving Issues.
Attunity's products enable WebGain to expand its reach to mainframe, legacy and non-relational databases in addition to mapping and persisting connections between Java and relational databases.
And he confirms from the long view of history what contemporary sociologists have suggested as well: that multiple forms of religious and spiritual innovation are a persisting part of American history and culture.
Despite indications of persisting pressures on employment costs associated with tight labor markets, price inflation abated further, primarily as a consequence of large declines in energy prices.
For example, he only briefly touches on recent research documenting persisting patterns of anti-black discrimination in employment and does not deal at all with research on discrimination in housing, public accommodations, policing and the criminal justice system, and education, including that at traditionally white colleges and universities.
Tissue examination showed considerable growth of the engrafted tissue, with persisting significant proliferation of the transplanted cells and a pronounced presence of endocrine elements, notably islet cells, responsible for the production of insulin, the hormone deficient in type I diabetes.
1999a), persisting after the cessation of the exposure (Ohlemiller et al.
That suggests that the persisting fetal cells can even mature into specialized tissues, says Srivatsa.
examined the cost savings involved in preventing three categories of classic organ-specific Lyme disease sequelae (cardiovascular, neurologic, and arthritic); however, they did not take into account the potential cost savings from preventing cases of a generalized symptom complex known as post-Lyme syndrome, which includes persisting myalgia, arthralgia, headache, fatigue, and neurocognitive deficits.
Its combination of sources make it ideal for interdisciplinary classroom study; its expansion of knowledge about urban or contemporary legends makes it particularly appealing to folklorists; and its analysis of persisting creative patterns of resistance in African American communities makes it of general interest to cultural analysts.
Robust M3 growth was associated with the continuing requirements of commercial banks for additional wholesale funds needed to meet persisting strong loan growth.