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per•se•ver•ance



Pronunciation: (pûr"su-vēr'uns), [key]
n.
1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2. Theol.continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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