insist on

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1. To take and maintain a stand obstinately:
2. To solicit (something) insistently:
phrasal verb
insist on or upon
To ask for urgently or insistently:
Idiom: cry out for.
References in classic literature ?
From every point of view, I feel bound to insist on his accepting Sir James's invitation.
Thurston," rejoined Julia, whose sense of womanly propriety began to take the alarm; "and I must insist on an explanation.
Not content with making fun of him among themselves, they insist on his seeing the joke.
A fifth, to achieve his long-cherished aim of dining with the Emperor, would stubbornly insist on the correctness or falsity of some newly emerging opinion and for this object would produce arguments more or less forcible and correct.