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Definition of "perseverance" []

  • Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness. (noun)
  • Christianity The Calvinistic doctrine that those who have been chosen by God will continue in a state of grace to the end and will finally be saved. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perseverance" in a sentence
  • "Bolick says their perseverance is also due to the polarizing effects of the immigration debate."
  • "Working through college taught me valuable lessons in perseverance and time management."
  • "And, because it requires dedicated focus and long-term perseverance, it is seen as a way of righting wrongs and gaining the physical strength and moral fortitude to combat evil."