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Definition of "persists" []

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of persist. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "persists" in a sentence
  • "Many studies since have refuted the idea of brainwashing, but the term persists in the American lexicon, leading Melton to conclude that while the public may believe brainwashing exists, the scientific community does not."
  • "We lack the capacity, the power, the wisdom to do so, and so it baffles me why this new president at the beginning of his term persists in thinking that we can determine the fate of Afghanistan and Pakistan."
  • "The reason why it persists is the same reason that I, as a man, have nipples."