The stories of alien abduction persist despite a decided lack of evidence.
The smell persisted long after we had removed curtains.
Violence persists in Gaza.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
She persisted to call me every night.
He persists in promoting lies about immigrant leprosy cases.
You must persist if you ever want to become a published writer!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
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