to no avail / tu noʊ əˈveɪl / (idiom) – without good results or success
Example: The student wasn’t able to submit her project. She asked her teacher for a deadline extension but to no avail.
tenacity / təˈnæs ɪ ti / (n) – the quality of being very determined to do something
Example: The school’s athletes won because of their skills and tenacity.
I was driving down Camelback Rd in Phx near my office and saw this guy on the side of the road with a smile in 110-degree heat, with a sign asking people to take his resume. I love that he was not asking for a handout, just for people to consider him for a job. #pleaseshare #job pic.twitter.com/5QAUpCkGWk
— MelissaDiGianfilippo (@MelissaPR) July 23, 2019