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insistence

[in-sis-tuh ns] /ɪnˈsɪs təns/
noun
1.
the act or fact of insisting.
2.
the quality of being insistent.
Origin of insistence
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; insist + -ence
Related forms
noninsistence, noun
overinsistence, noun
superinsistence, noun
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  • There was a note of insistence that carried a curious dignity of its own.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • In that insistence lay her ultimate compensation for untold misery.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • I think that my unhappiness had as much to do with my father's insistence on the change, as anything.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • What harm could visit him if he yielded to this corpulent adventurer's insistence?

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • All his distrust awoke into fresh life at Claude's insistence.

Word Origin and History for insistence
n.

mid-15c., from Middle French insister (see insist) + -ence.

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