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
In his FBI interview, Johnson, who is also sued by the Englewood Four, said his immediate supervisor would often get calls from detectives complaining about Johnson's insistence that police do more evidence-gathering.
That insistence in the past would seem to make unavailable the defense now that a meeting of precisely the kind that was being asked about is now to be considered no big deal.
And there’s an idealism that is suicidal in its insistence upon itself.
At Johnson's insistence, HUD officials inspected the apartment building where Rivera lives on May 30.
Their insistence that the Affordable Care Act is collapsing on its own is demonstrably false.
Reports leaked that Porzingis found Jackson’s insistence on using the Triangle, which was imposed on the team to the point of assigning homework, especially galling.
Like Tron: Legacy or Star Trek: Into Darkness, an insistence on too-obvious callbacks mixed with hesitance to deface what came before left Shadow of Mordor feeling like a very extensive fan-fiction.
At the insistence of Congress, NASA has been slow to adopt to the new space industry's attitude toward cost and risk.
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First Known Use of insistence
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
: the quality or state of being demanding about something … his insistence on perfection had lost him many a well-paid commission. — Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard
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