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Dictionary definition for: Persistent

1. (s) never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums"

2. (s) continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories" "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

3. (a) retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity" "the persistent gills of fishes"

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