Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.


the point of no return.



Nimesh. said...


perseverance (pûr´se-vîr´ens) noun
1. Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.
2. Theology. The Calvinistic doctrine that those who have been chosen by God will continue in a state of grace to the end and will finally be saved.

Synonyms: perseverance, persistence, tenacity, pertinacity. Each of these nouns means steadfast singleness of purpose, as in the pursuit of a goal, despite difficulties or obstacles. Perseverance suggests praiseworthy and enduring patience: "'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause,-and of obstinacy in a bad one" (Laurence Sterne). "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance" (Samuel Johnson). Persistence always implies firm resolve but may connote an obstinate, annoying quality: "Persistence and courage are the most womanly no less than the most manly qualities" (Margaret Fuller). Tenacity and especially pertinacity suggest stubborn, often perverse persistence: "The Scots fought with desperate tenacity" (John Morley). "Again and again . . . with the inexorable pertinacity of a child intent upon some object important to itself, did he renew his efforts" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).

M&M said...