- persistent determination to adhere to a course of action; insistence
- 2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist), Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
- :It had taken nine years from the evening that w:Harry Truman, Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.
- Dutch: volharding
- French: persévérance
- German: Beharrlichkeit
- Italian: perseveranza
- Spanish: perseverancia
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