1) ADV-GRADED: ADV with v, ADV adj If something happens persistently, it happens again and again or for a long time.

The allegations have been persistently denied by ministers...

People with rail season tickets will get refunds if trains are persistently late.

2) ADV-GRADED: ADV with v If someone does something persistently, they do it with determination even though it is difficult or other people are against it.

Rachel gently but persistently imposed her will upon Douglas...

Slowly, persistently, patiently, we will end this conflict.

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  • persistently — adv. Persistently is used with these verbs: ↑repeat …   Collocations dictionary

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  • persistently — adverb 1. in a persistent manner (Freq. 1) he was asking questions, unavoidable questions, persistently... • Derived from adjective: ↑persistent 2. with persistence (Freq. 1) • Derived from adjective: ↑persistent …   Useful english dictionary

  • persistently — adverb see persistent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • persistently — See persistent. * * * …   Universalium

  • persistently — adverb In a persistent manner …   Wiktionary

  • persistently — Synonyms and related words: and night, assiduously, bec et ongles, chronically, committedly, day after day, decidedly, decisively, determinedly, devotedly, diligently, doggedly, earnestly, enduringly, faithfully, firmly, fixedly, for an age, for… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • persistently — pÉ™(r) sɪstÉ™ntlɪ adv. stubbornly; diligently; industriously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • persistently — per·sist·ent·ly …   English syllables

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