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  • Having or showing tenacity and grim persistence.

    ‘success required dogged determination’
    • ‘From 1981 to 1997, no one played with as much tenacity and dogged determination as Mullen.’
    • ‘This dogged persistence and determination to see it through has taken its toll, both on his finances and his emotional well being.’
    • ‘They simply want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness.’
    • ‘There's no drive or energy here, just a sense of dogged persistence.’
    • ‘For a man whose playing career was characterised by dogged resilience and bloody-minded determination, the manager cuts a very different figure.’
    • ‘They negotiated their gold ransom for the kidnapped girl with all the dogged, gormless determination of a ticket collector extracting an excess fare.’
    • ‘He has a dogged determination to improve his life.’
    • ‘Those who knew George knew of his dogged determination to see things through to the end.’
    • ‘The persistence, the dogged attention, the caring were what counted.’
    • ‘From August on, the German companies will have to fight for customers against a dogged rival that has already proven it can beat them in the U.S. market.’
    • ‘At one point he said, ‘Praise be to God, with dogged perseverance we should be able to solve our economic problems.’’
    • ‘Yet his dogged determination carried him through thousands of experiments, seventeen books, and a hundred scientific papers.’
    • ‘Its sheer joy and wonder reside neither in tension nor resolve, neither verse nor chorus, but simply in dogged perseverance.’
    • ‘For months it has been a media-driven story, fueled by dogged journalists committed to facts rather than opinions.’
    • ‘He's also dogged in his determination to see his own artistic vision fulfilled.’
    • ‘She was dogged in her condemnation of those who went too far too soon.’
    • ‘He performs Sly with his usual care and dogged efficiency, but he never gets under the skin of the part, and the results are very bland.’
    • ‘Howard, love him or detest him, has earned respect as a leader with incredible staying power, and dogged consistency over the years.’
    • ‘Reilly's story, one of loyalty, brotherhood, and dogged determination, captures and holds the reader's attention.’
    • ‘He has dogged determination to win his pro card in 2002.’
    tenacious, determined, resolute, resolved, purposeful, persistent, persevering, pertinacious, relentless, intent, dead set, single-minded, focused, dedicated, committed, undeviating, unshakeable, unflagging, indefatigable, untiring, never-tiring, tireless, unfailing, unfaltering, unwavering, unyielding, unbending, immovable, obdurate, strong-willed, firm, steadfast, steady, staunch, stout-hearted
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