Tenaciously
Tenacious Te*na"cious, a. [L. tenax, -acis, from tenere to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Tenace}.] 1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights. [1913 Webster]

2. Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory. [1913 Webster]

3. Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

4. Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive. ``Female feet, too weak to struggle with tenacious clay.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

5. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly. --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

6. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn. [1913 Webster] -- {Te*na"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Te*na"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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