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From Latin tenāx tenāc- holding fast from tenēre to hold ten- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin tenāx (“holding fast, clinging"), from tenÄ“re (“to hold") +"Ž -ious.
Still alive... tenacious... serves him right!
They made the difference, and they were both tenacious enough to make it last.
Cynthia Byrne never opened her eyes and clung to Dean's right arm with such a tenacious grip he thought he'd be permanently scarred.
Tenacious soils and subsoils, with a small supply of water, require beds as narrow as 30 ft.
For building purposes stones were got out, dressed, carved and sculptured with stone hammers and chisels made of hard and tenacious rock.
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