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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • This intense expectation on the part of believers displayed with such haste, such openness, even with impatience and almost insistence, impressed Father Paissy as unseemly.
  • "So you positively declare that you are not guilty of the death of your father, Fyodor Pavlovitch?" asked the investigating lawyer, softly but insistently.
  • Ivan cried suddenly, with a sort of savage and insistent obstinacy.
  • He had encouraged him to talk to him, although he had always wondered at a certain incoherence, or rather restlessness, in his mind, and could not understand what it was that so continually and insistently worked upon the brain of "the contemplative."
  • Pyotr Ilyitch politely but insistently begged her to inform her lady that an official, living in the town, called Perhotin, had called on particular business, and that if it were not of the greatest importance he would not have ventured to come.
  • The medical line of defense had only been taken up through the insistence of Katerina Ivanovna, who had sent for a celebrated doctor from Moscow on purpose.
  • Alyosha asked insistently.
  • "Do you hear, Mitya," she went on insistently, "don’t prance about, but it’s nice you’ve brought the champagne.

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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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