persist in (doing something)

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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 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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The report points out that although the number of beds edged up from 15,574 beds in 1994 to 21,080 in 2017, the gap persists in the regions since 28% of beds, or 6,059 beds, are placed in the hospital structures of Greater Tunis.
Despite the reputation that still persists in some quarters of a city living on the edge of legality, Liverpool comes nowhere near the top ten of business crime cities.