Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of insisting; urgent or persistent maintenance of an opinion, principle, right, or the like; perseverance in pressing or supporting anything.
  • noun Persevering action; demonstrative persistence; pertinacity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence; urgency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the state of being insistent
  • noun an urgent demand
  • noun fencing The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
  • noun continual and persistent demands
  • noun the act of insisting on something

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This insistence is the more striking because a number of critics — most passionately and recently Harold Bloom — have associated Shakespeare with the rejected Falstaff, and Hal with the narcissistic young Earl of Southampton, whom Shakespeare may have courted in the first part of his love-sonnet sequence.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • This insistence is the more striking because a number of critics — most passionately and recently Harold Bloom — have associated Shakespeare with the rejected Falstaff, and Hal with the narcissistic young Earl of Southampton, whom Shakespeare may have courted in the first part of his love-sonnet sequence.

    Shakespeare in Love, or in Context

  • They told him, with a certain insistence, that was half appeal for belief, half challenge for contradiction, how much they were going to enjoy their idleness.

    TOO MUCH GOLD

  • To this end, Israel's challenge and insistence is a deliberate attempt to change the law.

    Noura Erakat: Collective Punishment or Not, Gaza Blockade Illegal

  • But the administration's "ideological insistence" is one that Thiessen's former boss presumably shared, since the Bush administration prosecuted hundreds of terrorism-related cases in civilian court, with an 88 percent conviction rate according to NYU's Center for Law and Security.

    Thiessen's misleading attack on due process

  • "She does not wish to speak with you, and your insistence is insult."

    Chapter 40

  • To this end, Israel's challenge and insistence is a deliberate attempt to change the law.

    Noura Erakat: Collective Punishment or Not, Gaza Blockade Illegal

  • To this end, Israel's challenge and insistence is a deliberate attempt to change the law.

    Noura Erakat: Collective Punishment or Not, Gaza Blockade Illegal

  • To this end, Israel's challenge and insistence is a deliberate attempt to change the law.

    Noura Erakat: Collective Punishment or Not, Gaza Blockade Illegal

  • They told him, with a certain insistence, that was half appeal for belief, half challenge for contradiction, how much they were going to enjoy their idleness.

    Too Much Gold

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