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used in Not Without My Daughter

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persistent or continuing or firm — especially in maintaining a view or demanding something
  • It was difficult for me to comprehend this insistence upon propriety.
  • He had seen for himself how Iranian women were slaves to their husbands, how their religion as well as their government coerced them at every turn, the practice exemplified by their haughty insistence upon an antiquated and even unhealthy dress code.
  • "You have to be insistent," Moody said.
  • I can be insistent.
  • With my limited understanding of Farsi I could tell that there was some sort of problem and that Moody was brandishing his medical authority in order to cut through bureaucratic insistence.
  • Sirens in Tehran are an ever-present fact of life, so common that drivers generally ignore them altogether, but these were louder and more insistent than usual.
  • That much was clear from the force of Moody's insistence.
  • Mammal remained with us until mid-July, and as the day of his departure approached, he became more and more insistent that we Moody, Mahtob, and I visit the family in Tehran.

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