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persistent or continuing or firm — especially in maintaining a view or demanding something
  • After all, the true seeing is within; and painting stares at you with an insistent imperfection.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (67% in)
  • Nothing could hinder it but her love of extremes, and her insistence on regulating life according to notions which might cause a wary man to hesitate before he made her an offer, or even might lead her at last to refuse all offers.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (2% in)
  • But for his insistence she would have taken no rest: her brightness was all bedimmed; unconscious of her costume which had always been so fresh and gay, she was like a sick bird with languid eye and plumage ruffled, her senses dulled to the sights and sounds that used most to interest her.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (40% in)
  • Even drawing Dorothea into use in his study, according to his own intention before marriage, was an effort which he was always tempted to defer, and but for her pleading insistence it might never have begun.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (58% in)
  • The triumphant confidence of the Mayor founded on Mr. Featherstone's insistent demand that Fred and his mother should not leave him, was a feeble emotion compared with all that was agitating the breasts of the old man's blood-relations, who naturally manifested more their sense of the family tie and were more visibly numerous now that he had become bedridden.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (82% in)
  • "Why should we defer it?" he said, with ardent insistence.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (27% in)
  • "Go on, Bambridge," said Mr. Hawley, insistently.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (85% in)
  • Nothing could have seemed more irrelevant to Dorothea than insistence on her youth and sex when she was moved to show her human fellowship.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (29% in)
  • There was nothing that she longed for at that moment except to see Will: the possibility of seeing him had thrust itself insistently between her and every other object; and yet she had a throbbing excitement like an alarm upon her—a sense that she was doing something daringly defiant for his sake.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (77% in)

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