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persevere at something

to keep trying to do something. I will persevere at my studies and I'm sure I will succeed. Todd persevered at his job and got promoted in no time.
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persevere in something

to persist in [doing] something. I will persevere in my efforts to win election. Kelly persevered in her studies and graduated with honors.
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persevere with something

to continue to try to accomplish something. Do you really think it is wise to persevere with your plan? Sally persevered with her scheme to earn a million dollars.
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Persevere is the opposite, an organization dedicated to providing opportunity to those in need.
More than ever, in these tasteless and dark times, we need stout-hearted men and women who persist and persevere as the salt of the earth and the light of the world, in spite of persecution, intimidation and defamation.
In the meantime flounder, dab and rockling will provide the only action for anglers who persevere.
Folie A Deux did indeed persevere, making up 20 lengths from the thirdlast and getting up in the last 50 yards to win by half a length.
In his speech Sfeir said "this country will persevere thanks to its children - Educating students is beneficial for the country
Summary: Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on Christians in the Middle East region to persevere in their faith despite the current hardships.
He has come under fire from pockets of supporters in recent weeks, notably during the victory at Middlesbrough, but both Mowbray and Greening feel he will start scoring if he continues to persevere.
Thinking back over a long, hard season, I gave thanks to my Maker that I was able to endeavor to persevere.
Christopher Reeve: "I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Its slightly textbook-like feel will not readily seduce you but if you persevere there is plenty of material within it to inspire you.
It is gift shop and a music store as well, and a very good one, if you can persevere long enough to actually find it in its new subterranean location.
Only those who always wondered how things got the way they did at Gateway will persevere through the shifts and switchbacks.
This has helped her persevere and see beyond her MS.
But short, simple, repetitive phrases gave Britton-Parris the strength to persevere.