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perseverance

noun [U]     /ˌpɜː.sɪˈvɪə.rəns/ US  /ˌpɝː.səˈvɪr.əns/ approving
C2 continued effort and determination : Through hard work and perseverance, he worked his way up from being a teacher in a village school to the headmaster of a large college .Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effortStrength of will and determination
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