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Use perseverate in a sentence.

Posted By: sm on 2008-04-06
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I thought this was funny.

Doc dictates: "The patient perseverates. She was able to follow simple commands. She was able to name and repeat simple phrases and simple objects. The patient perseverates."

And then the doc adds: And if I said that before, I'm perseverating.


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