stick-to-itiveness


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stick-to-itiveness

informal Persistence and determination; tenacity. He's always had great ideas for novels, but he's never had enough stick-to-itiveness to complete one. We need someone punctual and reliable, with the stick-to-itiveness necessary to see high-pressure projects through to completion.
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Names like Gates, Ellison, Koch, Buffett, Cuban, Bezos and Walton are synonymous with success, but they are also symbolic of the drive, determination, resourcefulness and stick-to-itiveness that it takes to thrive.
John's on Friday night, and although Worcester's stick-to-itiveness carried over to Saturday against Hartford, their winning ways did not.
If these tips are not enough, let us remember some inspirational advice from a great fellow scientist, Thomas Edison, who once wrote: "The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are: Hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense." Surely Edison could only have been referring to the pre-reg period?
Not only can they track pheasants through heavy cover, they have a great desire and a stick-to-itiveness about them when it comes to running roosters.
"Mama & Boris: How a Sister's Love Saved a Fallen Soldier's Beloved Dogs" is a tale of joy and sadness, courage and sacrifice, extreme bravery and honor, all weaved together into a haunting tale of stick-to-itiveness and love.
In an age when most people's attention spans are no longer than their tweets, Jordon's stick-to-itiveness is rare.
The band's success has been largely the result of Castrinos' stick-to-itiveness and this tour is based on his determination to move the group forward.
Importantly, this example shows the importance of support and alliance building at the highest levels for championing controversial causes that require courage, political will and stick-to-itiveness in the interest of vulnerable groups in a political environment that is conservative.
The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
The experience tested the strength of Allyson's stick-to-itiveness. But she remained steadfast.
Optimism is a requisite as coffee growing requires stick-to-itiveness. Coffee rarely impacts the farmer in such a way that it brings economic and social freedom to him, his family and his community.
These employees give their organizations loyalty, fairness, hard work and stick-to-itiveness. Favoritism and ambiguity irk these employees.
One can't help but be impressed with the ingenuity and downright stick-to-itiveness of Chris Bray and his companion (If at first you don't succeed, June 2009), during their walk across Canada's high Arctic Victoria Island (which covers roughly the same geographic area as the UK).