persist

Verb
  1. Continue to exist (synset 202653599)
    "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
  2. Be persistent, refuse to stop (synset 200351115)
    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
  3. Stay behind (synset 202736899)
    "The smell stayed in the room"; "The hostility remained long after they made up"

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