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persistent +‎ -ly

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persistently (comparative more persistently, superlative most persistently)

  1. In a persistent manner.
    The small girl persistently asked her father to buy her the doll.
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 38:
      One of the most persistently held beliefs about sharks is that they have to stay in motion to stay alive.

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