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Definition persistent or continuing or firm — especially in maintaining a view or demanding something
  • We questioned her repeatedly and she remained insistent that she knew nothing of the event.
insistent = firm and continuing
  • She continued with polite but insistent questions.
  • Every day, I hear the bluejay's insistent cry.
  • insistent = persistent or continuing
  • My hunger was insistent.
  • But there were new threads now, tugging and insistent, which tied her just as firmly to the Tucks.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • insistent = demanding
  • White Fang growled and growled with insistent warning.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • insistent = firm
  • [...insistent tugging brings Tony to the realization of the danger.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • insistent = persistent and demanding
  • They were shocked motionless; the knock was repeated insistently, and in the sudden realization that the door was not locked Rosemary...
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • insistently = in a persistent or firm manner (demanding to be answered)
  • At the insistence of friends...
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • insistence = to insist (demand)
  • On BIFF'S last insistence, WILLY is about to sit.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • insistence = demand (firm request)
  • FIERS. [... in an insistent tone] You've put on the wrong trousers again. What am I to do with you?
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • insistent = firm (demanding)
  • ...the others were being so insistent, and he was curious to learn what they would say when they caught sight of him. If they were shocked then it would no longer be Gregor's responsibility and he could rest.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • insistent = demanding
  • But at her son's gentle insistence, Ozhii Nelii gathered enough courage to take the long walk to her mother's camp with her son at her side.
    Velma Wallis  --  Two Old Women
  • Rush's insistence on perilous remedies for yellow fever patients was a rare misstep for the energetic doctor.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • The knock came again, more insistent this time.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • HUGO—(with uneasy insistence) What's matter, Larry?
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • But M. Nioche stared insistently: "I shall stop her!" he softly repeated.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • An insistent male voice intruded on my dream.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • What proved unnatural, however, was his insistence that we should go where he wished us to go, and do as he wished us to do.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • He leaned over, reaching out for his audience; he pointed into their souls with an insistent finger.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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