persistent しつこい

November 12, 2015 =========
☆ persistent しつこい
This word can be used in two ways, and interestingly, one is generally positive and one is negative! Firstly, the negative way this word is used, is when you use it to describe a problem or undesirable situation that continues to happen for a long time. You can also use it to describe positive situations, but it is not so common. Here are some examples:
His cough grew more persistent until he finally went to see the doctor.
We stayed inside all weekend because of the persistent rain.
The positive way to use this word is to describe someone who continues to try to do something even though it is difficult or other people are against them. Here are some examples:
He has been a persistent critic of the government’s economic policies.
He phoned me again. He’s so persistent! (This could of course also be a negative nuance, if you didn’t want the person to phone you, but if you like him and he likes you then being persistent is good, right?)
Can you use persistent in a sentence?