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stayer

noun [C] (CONTINUING)    /ˈsteɪ.ər/ US  //
a person or animal that continues to try hard rather than giving up: The horse isn't very fast but it's a stayer and always finishes even the longest races .Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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