Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 27, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
601Higgins (1923) PERSEVEREPERSEVEREPERSEVERE: With right index point to heart, and then push both fists forward as if to push way through a crowd. (The second part of the sign is sufficient). ("Continue" also denotes "Persevere").106hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=601&refid=higgins1923
468Long (1918) PERSEVEREPERSEVERE, PERSIST, CONTINUE IN ACTIONPERSEVERE, PERSIST, CONTINUE IN ACTION: Draw the "B" hands up from the sides, palms down, and let the forefinger strike together, side by side, with ends of the hands pointing outward; separate and strike together again while the hands continue to be moved outward. Note: The same idea could be expressed by signing for "suffer" or "bear" and "continue," but the latter would indicate more a mental action.58hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=468&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
6Draper (1915) PERSEVEREN/AA-P-I-L ONE~THOUSAND EIGHT~HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR (glitch) PERSEVERE SEEM(2h) SAME AMERICA(rf) CANT(neg) SUCCEED MUST FAIL(nod).1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=6