prevail, persist, die_hard, run, endure
Meaning: continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
persevere, persist, hang_in, hang_on, hold_on
Meaning: be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
persist, remain, stay
Meaning: stay behind; "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"
"You must not persist, young man," protested the chaperone.
So the ex-Sadaijin did not persist in his refusal, but finally accepted the post of Dajiodaijin (the Premier).
If they persist, she should tell them in a brief and firm, though polite tone, that she desires to be left to herself.
"Then," resumed Javert, "you will excuse me if I persist; it is my duty; you have not seen a certain person--a man--this evening?
I struggled--I gasped--I died." "You will hardly persist now," said I smiling, "that the whole of your adventure was not a dream.
You have power of mind to do this: the very force with which you persist in persecuting them shows that you have power for better things.
They persist in not being frightened by the gold and silver camels, and they are banded together to defy the elaborately chased ice-pails.
Persist, my dear daughter, in the same excellent course; and we shall not envy the highest estate, but defy them to produce such a daughter as ours.
All the great Teachers of the ages have declared this in varying forms, and to prove and know it a man has but to persist in making himself more and more virtuous by lifting up his thoughts.
It is obvious that a very large part of the everyday meaning of will is precisely the deliberate or conscious disposition to persist and endure in a planned course of action in spite of difficulties and contrary solicitations.