Definitions of perseverance

  1. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act or state of persisting, or not giving up; steadfastness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Act or state of persevering. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Persistence in anything undertaken; continuance in the state of grace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Persistence in any design or attempt; constancy in pursuit or progress; in theol., persistent continuance in the Christian character, and consequent favour of God-also called final perseverance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for perseverance

  1. He had come out in the early days of the colony with comparatively little money, but his great perseverance and never- failing luck had soon changed his hundreds into thousands, and now at the age of fifty- five he did not himself know the extent of his income. – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  2. 3. The doctrine of perseverance is also cross to the flesh; which is not only to begin, but for to hold out, not only to bid fair, and to say, Would I had heaven, but so to know Christ, to put on Christ, and walk with Christ as to come to heaven. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan