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nevertheless, she persisted

She persevered despite opposition or obstacles. The phrase became a feminist slogan after originally being used in February 2017 by US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in his explanation of why the Senate voted to prohibit Senator Elizabeth Warren from continuing her speech during a debate on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. The stories of so many pioneering women can be summarized by "Nevertheless, she persisted."
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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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The new research, published in the journal Nature Medicine, showed that the virus can persist in HIV-infected macrophages.
A sore or ulcer in the mouth that persists for more than three weeks.
Drivers coming upon an intersection where the yellow light persists longer are more likely to pass through the yellow light.
And the message on them was that the club are powerless to prevent police intervention if offensive singing persists.
It also supports the idea that a piece of the caterpillar brain persists through
THE flu virus persists so well on banknotes that money could help spread the next pandemic, researchers claim.
2001), and poverty persists, we can assume the burden of disease due to biomass combustion will also continue to rise (Bruce et al.
Both teams have reported evidence that some superfluidity persists even if the condensate is skewed so that as many as 70 percent of its atoms are of one spin type.
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.
If this oversight persists, I'll break off contact with the person.
I believe the question, 'If a dissident Catholic leader persists in opposing fundamental Church teaching, should he or she be turned away if they present themselves for Communion,' has to be answered, 'Yes'" ("No communion for Kerry," Western Catholic Reporter, LifeSite News, May 21, 2004).
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.
She persists in assuming that male Bildungsroman novelists and autobiographers cling to characteristic fixity, while female texts of a similar ilk develop "hybrid subjectivity.
The authors eschew art-critical and theoretical language and references--an exception: Hainley uses the word "scoporheic"--but the sneaking suspicion persists that Bataille underwrites Paul McCarthy (or Richard Kern or Keith Boadwee or whomever) and Baudrillard's Ecstasy of Communication lubriciously commingles with Richard Prince (or Larry Johnson or Gary Lee Boas or whomever).
2) If he persists, tell your BFF what's been going on.