To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.(verb-intransitive)
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Use "persevere" in a sentence
"The American Dream, which has driven our country to such economic heights by providing the impetus for people to work hard, sacrifice, and persevere, is under direct attack."
"The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success."
"The pious shall take fresh courage to persevere from the example of suffering Job."