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Adjective: persisting  pu(r)'sis-ting
  1. Relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit
    "impossible to escape the persisting fears";
    - dogging
Verb: persist  pu(r)'sist
  1. Continue to exist
    "These stories persist";
    - prevail, die hard, run, endure
     
  2. Be persistent, refuse to stop
    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions";
    - persevere, hang in, hang on, hold on
     
  3. Be in an unchanged state for a long time; last a long time
    "The hostility persisted long after they made up";
    - remain, stay

See also: continuous, uninterrupted

Type of: bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold

Encyclopedia: Persisting

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