[ US /ˈdɔɡd/ ]
  1. stubbornly unyielding
    men tenacious of opinion
    a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
    dogged persistence
    the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    dour determination
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How To Use dogged In A Sentence

  • Or a pragmatic solution to an expensive problem that has dogged homebuyers for decades? Times, Sunday Times
  • Surely one of the agonizing attributes of our post – September 11 age is the unending need to reaffirm realities that have been proved, and proved again, but just as doggedly denied by those in power, forcing us to live trapped between two narratives of present history, the one gaining life and color and vigor as more facts become known, the other growing ever paler, brittler, more desiccated, barely sustained by the life support of official power. 'The Moment Has Come to Get Rid of Saddam'
  • Throughout his career he has handled whatever has been thrown at him in a characteristically calm and dignified manner, underpinned by desire and doggedness.
  • He is as slippery as they come; a quality that has doubtless helped him to survive the controversies that have dogged his political career. Times, Sunday Times
  • I hung a sharp left, sharp right, sharp left -- that car birddogged collision close. Hollywood Nocturne
  • Upon it, in lieu of the dogged, black – visaged ruffian they had expected to behold, there lay a mere child: worn with pain and exhaustion, and sunk into a deep sleep. Oliver Twist
  • He sat to the last moment doggedly struggling to keep cool and to mount the ciliated funnel of an earthworm’s nephridium. Love and Mr Lewisham
  • It was cool without being chill, and took the warmth of one's hand flatteringly soon, as if it liked to do so, yet kept its freshness; it was smooth without being glossy, mat as a pearl, and as delightful to roll in the hand; and of an exquisite, alarming frangibility that gave it, in its small way, that flavour which belongs to pleasures that are dogged by the danger of a violent end. The Judge
  • For a man whose playing career was characterised by dogged resilience and bloody-minded determination, the manager cuts a very different figure.
  • Dogged as a flip-flopper in 2008 for his repeated policy shifts to the right, Mr. Romney is running this time as the unflappable former businessman and nonpolitician. Romney, in Shift, to Court Tea Party
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