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press onward

To continue or try to do something with determination, especially when facing hardships or setbacks. It was discouraging to learn that our budget had been cut, but we pressed onward in the hopes of recovering our investment costs. We have to press onward. We've come too far to turn back now!
See also: onward, press
References in classic literature ?
The terrible spear went through his gleaming shield, and pressed onward through his cuirass of cunning workmanship; it pierced the shirt against his side, but he swerved and thus saved his life.
Several episodes remained to be filmed at the time of his death in April at age 51, and Dave Andron -- the "Snowfall" showrunner who created it with Singleton and Eric Amadio -- "marvel(s) in thinking about" how those behind and in front of the cameras pressed onward to get the job done.
As the day wore on and North Korean forces pressed onward, it became clear that they did not intend to comply with the United Nations demands.
These parents have pressed onward in their search for the best ways to assist their children's development.