Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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."
See also: persist, she

persist in (doing something)

To continue pursuing some action with steadfast or obstinate tenacity. Why do you persist in bothering your sister like that? Tommy has been persisting in undermining my authority ever since he was given that promotion.
See also: persist

persist with (something)

To continue with some pursuit or activity with steadfast or obstinate tenacity. The union persisted with its demands for better pay and benefits, threatening to extend the strike until they were met. I'm not sure why he persists with this career as a musician when he's clearly nowhere close to being successful.
See also: persist

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.
See also: persist

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.
See also: persist
References in periodicals archive ?
How connected students feel to their university is an important construct to consider when looking at why students may or may not persist at an institution.
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.
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.
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.
Concluding that it could not afford to allow this to persist, the UK government established a Pension Protection Fund (PPF), which provides security along the lines of the PBGC.
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.
True desires persist, and grow ever stronger with time.
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/