Then rising, he answered: "Commander of the Faithful, I crave your pardon humbly, for my persistence
in beseeching your Highness to do an action which appears on the face of it to be without any meaning.
The minister, with good-natured persistence
, repeated his invitation.
I never ceased to be fascinated by their persistence
in eating buttered toast with their gloves on, and I observed with admiration the unconcern with which they wiped their fingers on their chair when they thought no one was looking.
He could speak a little Spanish, and also a language which nobody understood, unless it was the mocking-bird that hung on the other side of the door, whistling his fluty notes out upon the breeze with maddening persistence
Tess was the merest stray phenomenon to Angel Clare as yet--a rosy warming apparition which had only just acquired the attribute of persistence
in his consciousness.