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Definition of insist:

  1. To persist in urging or pressing; to dwell on in discourse.

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This graph shows how "insist" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for insist:

  1. I want a partner; I insist on having a partner. "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols" , William Black.
  2. " I'm glad you don't insist upon my telling, Miss Sally. "Somehow Good" , William de Morgan.

Quotes for insist:

  1. Some respected and beloved brethren insist that the forming and organising of churches is, according to God's will, the only means of finding blessing in the midst of that confusion which is acknowledged to exist. - John Nelson Darby
  2. To this day I always insist on working out a problem from the beginning without reading up on it first, a habit that sometimes gets me into trouble but just as often helps me see things my predecessors have missed. - Robert B. Laughlin
  3. In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation. - Michael Lewis
  4. Why do you always insist on playing while I'm trying to conduct? - Eugene Ormandy
  5. We pacifists have not ceased to point to the grave danger of armaments and to insist on their curtailment. - Ludwig Quidde

Idioms for insist:

  1. insist ( up) on sth
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