Perseverance (See also Determination.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Perseverance (See also Determination.)

  1. Ainsworth redid dictionary manuscript burnt in fire. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Handbook, 752]
  2. Call of the Wild, The dogs trail steadfastly through Alaska’s tundra. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
  3. canary grass traditional symbol of perseverance. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 183]
  4. Cato the Elder (234–149 B.C.) for his last eight years said in every Senate speech, “Carthage must be destroyed.” [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) V, 43]
  5. Deans, Jeanie by resourcefulness and an arduous journey, manages eventually to obtain a pardon for her sister. [Br. Lit.: The Heart of Midlothian]
  6. Goodwood, Caspar eternal American pursuer of Isabel Archer’s hand. [Am. Lit.: The Portrait of a Lady, Magill I, 766–768]
  7. Little Engine That Could pint-sized locomotive struggles long and hard to surmount hill before succeeding. [Children’s Lit.: Little Engine That Could]
  8. Moses Hebrew lawgiver; led his quarrelsome people out of bondage in Egypt. [O.T.: Exodus; Leviticus]
  9. Mutt though usually thwarted in his schemes, he remains determined to triumph someday. [Comics: Berger, 48]
  10. Penelope foils suiters for twenty years while awaiting return of Odysseus. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 182]
  11. Rembrandt to Rembrandt artist continues to work despite financial failures. [Am. Lit.: “Rembrandt to Rembrandt” in Hart, 703–704]
  12. Santiago attempts to subdue large fish through harshness of sea and weather. [Am. Lit.: The Old Man and the Sea]
  13. snail symbol of deliberation and steadfastness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 38]
  14. tortoise perseverance helps him succeed where those inclined to dawdle fail. [Folklore: Jobes, 1590]
  15. Zarechnaya, Nina sacrifices everything to further career as actress. [Russ. Lit.: The Seagull]