One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I want no greater proof of the corruption of human nature than the pertinacity with which we seek happiness where happiness cannot be found.’
- ‘This was returned to Buckingham Palace in 1947, largely through the pertinacity of Queen Mary.’
- ‘In both instances, it's a good advertisement for pertinacity.’
- ‘The gravity which Albert applied to court life in the south was applied with equal pertinacity to the serious business of recreation in the north.’
- ‘If, in the face of these facts, somebody still insists that the boundaries of the Sikh religion are blurred, it is sheer pertinacity.’
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