+noun[U] 1 the fact of continuing to try to do sth in spite of difficulties, especially when other people are against you and think that you are being annoying or unreasonable: His persistence was finally rewarded when the insurance company agreed to pay for the damage. + It was her sheer persistence that wore them down in the end. 2 the state of continuing to exist for a long period of time: the persistence of unemployment in the 1970s and 1980s
Collocation Dictionary noun
dogged, remarkable, sheer
VERB + PERSISTENCE
PERSISTENCE + VERB
be rewarded, pay off
My persistence in demanding my rights finally paid off.
By sheer persistence, I eventually got her to change her mind.
| through ~
He achieved success through dogged persistence.
Random quote: Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.: John De Paola