The purpose of the letter is not to give information as to the past, but to stimulate its readers to perseverance by giving fresh teaching as to the future.
The difficulties in the way of successful invasion are of course not understated, as it was the object of the writer to exalt the prowess and perseverance of the faithful.
Wilson actually thought of retreating; but Baird Smith and Chamberlain insisted on perseverance, and the city was captured after six days' hard fighting.
I know that the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
Then it is beautiful to observe with what patience, sweetness, and perseverance Helen endeavours to bring the unruly fingers of her little friend into proper position.
As a general on duty on Kutuzov's staff, he applied himself to business with zeal and perseverance and surprised Kutuzov by his willingness and accuracy in work.
But the untiring perseverance of the house of Alfred was at last rewarded by success.
In 1856 he drew up a plan of action, and he prosecuted it with untiring perseverance until he saw it embodied in an international convention seven years later.
With ordinary capacity and perseverance Edward II.
Getting years of training to forge the body for martial pursuit requires perseverance.
Does he have the perseverance of the saints?
It required all his indomitable perseverance to carry through a purpose which failing health continually menaced with frustration.
And so it fell to Mary Tealby, a penniless divorcee dying of cancer, to try to remedy the situation through sheer perseverance.
The work did honour to the perseverance and ability of Calixtus, but it was merely the application of the ideas of Paschal II.