Examples of insistence in a Sentence
He spoke with great insistence of the need for reform.
the insistence of the crashing waves
Recent Examples of insistence from the Web
Mrs May’s insistence on escaping from the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice is another obstacle.
His insistence that the story of what transpired between the chief executive and his 21-year-old intern is not complete—is not fully fair—unless one also appreciates how much else Clinton has done.
His insistence that the original video is being taken out of context is a textbook example of claiming plausible deniability, one where anyone who is frightened, hurt, or offended by his comments is simply missing a joke.
Even more interesting to me is the couple’s insistence on doing things their own way.
Smith’s insistence that this episode shouldn’t affect Allen’s draft stock isn’t surprising, either.
But the savagery of the last line—the insistence that the inner self was slop that nobody sensible could possibly want to know about—could not simply be Kael talking about art or Hiroshima or Marguerite Duras.
Another difficulty stemmed from Holmes’s insistence that the miniLab be capable of performing the four major classes of blood tests: immunoassays, general chemistry assays, hematology assays, and assays that relied on the amplification of DNA.
For decades, officials from other countries habitually pointed to America’s insistence on isolating Cuba as an emblem of post-colonial intransigence.
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INSISTENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insistence for English Language Learners
: the act of demanding something or saying something in a way that does not allow disagreement
: the quality or state of being insistent
INSISTENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of insistence for Students
- … his insistence on perfection had lost him many a well-paid commission.
- —Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard
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