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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