doggedly

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dogged +‎ -ly

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doggedly (comparative more doggedly, superlative most doggedly)

  1. In a way that is stubbornly persistent.
    • 1820, Washington Irving, "The Early Experiences of Ralph Ringwood" in The Crayon Papers:
      I grew moody, silent, and unsocial, but studied on doggedly and incessantly.
    • 1906, P. G. Wodehouse, Love Among the Chickens, ch. 6:
      I continued to pound along doggedly. I was grimly resolute.
    • 1983, Paul Simon, "Train in the Distance":
      She was married to someone.
      He was doggedly determined he would get her.
    • 2010 Dec. 9, Ishaan Tharoor, "Obama's Quagmire II: The Economy," Time (retrieved 28 April 2014):
      Unemployment hovered doggedly near 10%.

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