Examples of insistent in a Sentence
We listened to the insistent crashing of waves on the beach.
Margaret Sanger is remembered as an insistent crusader for birth control.
Recent Examples of insistent from the Web
DeWine is likely to benefit, somewhat paradoxically, from both Trump's strength in the state and the popularity of the outgoing governor, John Kasich, a Republican who ran against Trump in 2016 and is one of the president's most insistent critics.
However, this Lantana is insistent to say the least.
Dudamel ripped through the beginning of the final movement at a Bernstein-esque speed, but reined in the final march, and between the insistent quavers and beats of the strict rhythm seemed to lie carefully compressed rage about to shake loose.
Along with Eric Schmidt, who two years later became Google’s CEO, Larry and Sergey would be tenacious, insistent, even confrontational in their use of OKRs.
At the behest of his insistent mother, 12-year old Chase Burns is teaching his 4-year old brother Sam how to hit a golf ball.
Though one of Pyongyang's big public talking points over the years has been the withdrawal of American forces, former diplomats say North Korea has not been so insistent in private since the 1990s.
Unfortunately, insistent platitudes and pigeonholing tend to mar Unger’s efforts.
The distant, insistent thump-thump-thump of a DJ plying his trade is faintly audible when two women come bursting through the kitchen’s swinging doors.
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INSISTENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insistent for English Language Learners
: demanding that something happen or that someone do something
: happening for a long time and very difficult to ignore
INSISTENT Defined for Kids
Definition of insistent for Students
- He was insistent that I stay overnight.
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