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The Age of Innocence
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  • He spoke insistently, almost pleading with her in his eagerness to cover up that yawning silence.
  • To shake off the question he began to talk of their own plans, their future, and Mrs. Welland’s insistence on a long engagement.
  • She looked a little bored by his insistence.
  • The reputation of the Mingotts’ family physician was largely based on the attack of pneumonia which Mr. Welland had never had; and his insistence on St. Augustine was therefore inflexible.
  • His quiet insistence made Archer feel the clumsiness of his own bluster.
  • The statement was insignificant enough, and Archer was about to frame an assent when his words were checked by something mysterious yet illuminating in his visitor’s insistent gaze.
  • "They were," he rejoined, surprised at her insistence.
  • "Then it’s NOT postponed?" she continued, with an insistence so unlike her that he felt the blood rising to his face, as if he were blushing for her unwonted lapse from all the traditional delicacies.

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  • We questioned her repeatedly and she remained insistent that she knew nothing of the event.
  • Every day, I hear the bluejay’s insistent cry.

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