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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 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.
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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
And the message on them was that the club are powerless to prevent police intervention if offensive singing persists.
This seems unlikely on at least three counts: (a) Ethically, it runs counter to the undergraduate instruction mission of American higher education institutions; (b) pragmatically, it could become a public relations nightmare for any college if their use of such an admission screen leaked out; and (c) cynically, the need for "making the numbers" on a sufficient quantity of new enrollees to contribute their tuition dollars to annual campus operating budget revenues makes it financially far more prudent to admit lo-hardy students and then find ways to help them achieve their graduation goals (as they continue to persist as tuition payers).
The result is that doctor influence is minimized and problems persist. The doctors get more frustrated.
This case demonstrates that a productive cough and mild dyspnea can persist for years after removal of the 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.
Without careful orchestration, norms of organizational status persist. NewCo may end up dominated by people with expertise that is valuable for CoreCo, but less so for NewCo.
Adjustments persist, given the uncertainty of the disease.
We recommend the term reservoir to describe [H.sub.1] in both cases 1 and 2, in which the pathogen is permanently maintained in [H.sub.1] and without between-species transmission ([[beta].sub.12]), the disease would not persist in the target host.
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.
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. This forecast is based not only on the cyclical pattern in the plastics data, but also on the expected continuation of several well-established trends in the U.S.