[ UK /ɪnsˈɪstəns/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˈsɪstəns/ ]
  1. continual and persistent demands
  2. the state of demanding notice or attention
    the press of business matters
    the insistence of their hunger
  3. the act of insisting on something
    insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position
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How To Use insistence In A Sentence

  • Over Fate of Georgia, Provinces With Russian forces appearing to hunker down in Georgia, U.S. and European officials now face a pricklier challenge: Moscow's insistence that it has the right to help break up the country. U.S.-Russia Relations Turn Cold
  • But it is hard to sustain that insistence on the preservation of the Catholic tradition on the one hand with a total insistence on the diminution of a Protestant tradition on the other.
  • Then my mind wandered to how Marija Gimbutas and others have earned a bad rap for their insistence on skewing historical perspective with their matriarchal/matrifocal ideals of an 'Old Europe', i.e. Matriarchy and women rulers
  • The intolerant citizens have called for a nation-wide general strike to bring down the deep-rooted stratocracy in Burma, due to the junta\'s insistence of barring the Lady to participate in the country\'s political reform process. ' Burma Question - sill a matter of regional concern
  • Moreover, Valla's insistence on the will as the locus of moral behavior seems compromised by the predestinarianism advocated by the interlocutor “Lorenzo” in his dialogue De libero arbitrio (On Free Will). Lorenzo Valla
  • The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself…. Laura (Riding) Jackson
  • Because of international insistence on it, Resolution 242 is undoubtedly the entry ticket to an international peace conference.
  • I'd walked away from one possibility because of my insistence that I needed to follow another to validate my life. THE MANANA MAN
  • The decision to go down the Windows route was largely down to his insistence that it would offer greater programming flexibility.
  • So Scalia's insistence that the Catholic Church does not consider capital punishment immoral rests on the word "practically" in the Church's catechism. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
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