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Perseveʹre (3 syl.)

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This word comes from an obsolete Latin verb, sevēro (to stick rigidly); hence sevērus (severe or rigid). Asseverate is to stick rigidly to what you say; persevere is to stick rigidly to what you undertake till you have accomplished it. (Per-sevēro.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Perk
Perkunos
Permian Strata
Pernelle (Madame)
Perpendiculars
Perpetual Motion
Pers
Persecutions (The ten great)
Persepolis
Perseus
Persevere
Persian Alexander (The)
Persian Bucephalos (The)
Person (Latin, persona, a mask; personwtus, one who wears a mask, an actor)
Persona Grata (Latin)
Perth
Peru
Peruvian Bark
Peruke or Periwig
Pescecola
Pessimist