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v. in·sist·ed, in·sist·ing, in·sists
To be resolute or firm in a demand or course: I insist on paying my share of the expenses.
To assert or demand (something) firmly or persistently: We insist that you stay for dinner.

[Latin īnsistere, to persist : in-, on; see in-2 + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

in·sis′tence, in·sis′ten·cy n.
in·sist′er n.
in·sist′ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.insisting - continual and persistent demands
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
purism - scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language); "linguistic purisms"
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They had heard from the lips of other students about our insisting upon the use of this, and so, to make a good impression, they brought at least a tooth-brush with them.
STEVE Bruce has insisted Sean Longstaff wil not be sold this summer - despite Manchester United sources insisting the Red Devils will return with a big bid before the window shuts for business, writes LEE RYDER.
But manager Slade insists he wants to keep Jones, insisting: "Kenwyne is part of our plans.
FABIO CAPELLO is standing by John Terry as England skipper, insisting the Chelsea star is innocent until proven guilty.
Airbus maintained this week that the A380 is on track for certification this month and entry into service late next year, while insisting it will continue developing the freighter version despite the fact that it has just one customer.
Such programs took off after fundamentalist groups clamored for aid, insisting that they can lower the divorce rate.
Many building owners are insisting their security officers become more concierge-like.
Commentator Patrick Buchanan, who worked in the Nixon White House, denounced Felt as a "snake" and a "corrupt cop" for "sneaking around garages leaking the results of an investigation to a Nixon-hating newspaper...." Nor is he reluctant to speculate about Felt's motives, insisting that he leaked information about the Nixon administration's coverup because "he was passed over for [FBI] Director and he was bitter and full of resentment, and this was payback."
He deprecates claims made by, among others, the Heritage Foundation, the Education Trust, KIPP Academies, Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, and Jaime Escalante's biographers, insisting that the achievements don't amount to much or couldn't be replicated or that the schools engage in cream skimming.
In insisting upon a multi-racial vanguard with people of color as a "major section of the leadership," the RU was not championing the role of people of color, then, but setting itself in opposition to the leading social movement of the day.
To pour salt into the wounds, more and more bishops are now trespassing into the arena of politics and insisting on impugning the consciences of Catholic candidates and legislators who don't denounce abortion or criminalize its use by withholding the sacraments from them.
In the waning days of the dot-com era, all sorts of companies with no obvious connection to the Internet burned through investor cash by insisting that the "information highway," in and of itself, had the capacity to make their endeavors more efficient and profitable.