Today’s word is tenacity. The meaning of tenacity is: the determination to continue or achieve something, strong will, staying power, the single-mindedness to focus on something
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In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word tenacity. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
The word tenacity means the determination to continue or achieve something. For example, we can say that the batsman was severely injured by a bouncing ball, but he had the tenacity to score a century in the next match.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word tenacity in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.
Example number 1 of 8: Jasmine wanted to be a doctor, but she faced opposition from her family. Nevertheless, she had the tenacity to complete education in medicine and obtain a medical degree.
Example number 2 of 8: The rainwater was about to flood the small hutment of Maria. She was a single mother with two small children. Despite the adverse situation, she had the tenacity to protect her family. She carried both her children on her back and moved to a safer place.
Example number 3 of 8: a Few years ago, Sujit started an online library for the people in his city. This concept was very new and initially, the business was very sluggish. Yet, Sujit had the tenacity to continue and slowly, his business flourished.
Example number 4 of 8: The battle of Chamkaur is famous in the history of India. In this battle, only 40 Sikh warriors fought against 10 Lakh Moghul soldiers. The tenacity of Sikh soldiers is remembered and admired even after 300 years.
Example number 5 of 8: Tanuja had to enroll in a non-aided college. This means the amount of fees was much higher than her expectations. She was from a financially weaker family, but her tenacity kept her going. She took tuitions and paid her fees.
Example number 6 of 8: Even the doctors were surprised by the tenacity of Vinay. He made a spectacular recovery within a few weeks of meeting with a massive accident.
Example number 7 of 8: Lance Armstrong an American cyclist was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. But, by 1998, he made a came back and won many championships. His tenacity is a source of inspiration for young athletes.
Example number 8 of 8: The boxer was hammered very badly by the opponent. His eyes were swollen and he could barely see. Yet, with great tenacity, he entered the final round. He prepared a strategy in his mind and won the match with a knockout punch in the final round.
Today we learned the word tenacity which means the determination to continue or achieve something, strong will, staying power, the single-mindedness to focus on something.
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