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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

Synonyms for insist

be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

beg persistently and urgently

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assert to be true

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I insisted on travelling or loafing with the livest, keenest men, and it was just these live, keen ones that did most of the drinking.
My husband therefore was resolved to set out for Ireland; against which I remonstrated very earnestly, and insisted on a promise which he had made me before our marriage that I should never take this journey against my consent; and indeed I never intended to consent to it; nor will anybody, I believe, blame me for that resolution; but this, however, I never mentioned to my husband, and petitioned only for the reprieve of a month; but he had fixed the day, and to that day he obstinately adhered.
Nevertheless he insisted on accompanying me to the station at Epinay.
She insisted on leaving Cincinnati that night, saying that if they stayed until morning the owner of the money would be sure to find them out and make trouble.
My Father seduced by the false glare of Fortune and the Deluding Pomp of Title, insisted on my giving my hand to Lady Dorothea.
Some mothers would have insisted on their daughter's accepting so good an offer on the first overture; but I could not reconcile it to myself to force Frederica into a marriage from which her heart revolted, and instead of adopting so harsh a measure merely propose to make it her own choice, by rendering her thoroughly uncomfortable till she does accept him--but enough of this tiresome girl.
And Chief Bashti came, very nimble and active despite his great age, and very good-natured--so good- natured, in fact, that he insisted on bringing three of his elderly wives on board with him.
Westwick insisted on taking Agnes back with her to her home in Ireland.