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persist

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Synonyms for insist

to take and maintain a stand obstinately

to solicit (something) insistently

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insist on: to ask for urgently or insistently

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be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

beg persistently and urgently

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assert to be true

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Revelations and scenes might bring upon him the wrath of the owner of the saloon, who insisted upon respectability of an advanced type.
The treasurer and admiral insisted that you should be put to the most painful and ignominious death, by setting fire to your house at night, and the general was to attend with twenty thousand men, armed with poisoned arrows, to shoot you on the face and hands.
Otto Fuchs said he had seen populous dog-towns in the desert where there was no surface water for fifty miles; he insisted that some of the holes must go down to water--nearly two hundred feet, hereabouts.
I almost regret having insisted so strongly--how foolish I am!
Thurston, that I insist on knowing why you have presumed to address such language to me--yes, sir, INSIST on knowing your reason."
I insisted, courteously but firmly, on being accorded that deference and attention that was the right of the traveling Briton, and at the end I looked her full in the face.
They insisted on the retention of the camp at Drissa, according to Pfuel's plan, but on changing the movements of the other armies.
"Answer me," the nurse insisted. "Have you heard of the Refuges?
"No, brother," answered the lady, "I insist on the formality of its being delivered me, with a full ratification of all the concessions stipulated."
These good ladies were perfectly ignorant, it seems, of the customs of the South, and in the goodness of their hearts insisted that I take a seat with them in their section.
It was humiliating that if Miss Wilkinson insisted upon his telling her of his adventures in Heidelberg he would have nothing to tell.
A MEMBER of the Kansas Legislature meeting a Cake of Soap was passing it by without recognition, but the Cake of Soap insisted on stopping and shaking hands.
I offered to fetch his things from the studio, but he insisted on going himself; I think he hoped they had not thought of getting them together, so that he would have an opportunity of seeing his wife again and perhaps inducing her to come back to him.
Dunster insisted, "I am feeling absolutely well enough to travel.
On the day of the wedding, according to the Russian custom (the princess and Darya Alexandrovna insisted on strictly keeping all the customs), Levin did not see his betrothed, and dined at his hotel with three bachelor friends, casually brought together at his rooms.