persever

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persever (third-person singular simple present persevers, present participle persevering, simple past and past participle persevered)

  1. Obsolete form of persevere.
    • 1623, William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, III.7
      Instruct my daughter how she shall persever, / That time and place with this deceit so lawful / May prove coherent.
    • 1633, George Herbert, "Heaven", The English Poems of George Herbert. C. A. Patrides, ed. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1974. Repr. 1991. 191
      Light, joy, and leisure; but shall they persever? / Echo. Ever.


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