dogged

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb to dog.

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dogged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of dog
    • 1903, Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh:
      At night proctors patrolled the street and dogged your steps if you tried to go into any haunt where the presence of vice was suspected.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, characteristics similar to that of a dog.

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dogged (comparative more dogged, superlative most dogged)

  1. Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.
    • 1900, Jack London, The Son of the Wolf:
      Still, the dogged obstinacy of his race held him to the pace he had set, and would hold him till he dropped in his tracks.
    • 2004, Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage:
      It had taken nine years from the evening that Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.
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