cling tenaciously

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A bear," thought I, and thanked the instinct that had impelled me to cling tenaciously to my rifle during the moments of my awful tumble.
The first law of nature compels them to cling tenaciously to life--to fight for it; but it does not teach them to fear death.
With the sacrifices of ancestors who rose up against the French mandate alive in their memories, the Syrians cling tenaciously to the values of independence, refusing to cede ground to terror organizations that are part of a vicious scheme that seeks to tear Syria's national unity asunder and reverse an honorable history of struggle.
While many Iraqis cling tenaciously to the idea of a unified country, the dysfunctional wrangling among Baghdad's politicians pales when compared with the deep sectarian distrust left in the population by a decade of violence and displacement.
Those critics cling tenaciously to the unsubstantiated allegation that somehow exam standards are falling.
We are embroiled in a cultural war in which many conservative Christians cling tenaciously to traditional values and cherished beliefs.
Even in winter, frozen cranberries cling tenaciously to bushes on lakeshores and marshes.
They carry a simple chisel-like tool with which to prize offthe molluscs from rocks to which they cling tenaciously, their shells sometimes snapping shut on the fingers of divers, trapping them beneath the waves.
Although US General John Lucas' combined corps managed to cling tenaciously to its beachhead, it did so at enormous costs in lives, British and American.
Obviously, there are still dozens of countries where the elites cling tenaciously to power--China, Burma, and Saudi Arabia, for example, are among the many countries that human rights organizations such as Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch express concern about.
The problem with that of course is that some people might still cling tenaciously to the belief that we can still do it under Vogts.
Ground contamination from crude oil and tar is notoriously difficult to clean up because these substances cling tenaciously to the soil.