Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

Stubborn or undue insistence.

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Usage examples "pertinacity":

  1. I've done my duty, and it is no use you see; ' and the other is to persist in attempt after attempt, until the very pertinacity of our faith accomplishes the work for us. - "The Chautauqua Girls At Home", Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden.
  2. They were sought with a bold and rabid pertinacity. - "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams.", Josiah Quincy.
  3. Can we assume even the gallantry of love to have been unknown in a country where the hair of a queen, Berenice, was transferred as a constellation to the skies; or can devotion to love be doubted in the case of peoples who, for the sake of a beautiful woman, wage terrible wars with bitter pertinacity? - "Primitive Love and Love-Stories", Henry Theophilus Finck.