Quibbling over dates aside, 19th century Americans did insistently observe a day of remembrance.
And he was insistently waving his left hand, signaling for us to stop.
He always and insistently said he supported a major troop build-up in Afghanistan.
I was introduced to Gov. Lingle at a political event not long after her reelection by a friend who insistently repeated my name.
Some of those rabbis enlisted friends or colleagues to lobby us insistently.
They kept open house in such an insistently open manner that they created a social draught.
This is the plea which is insistently and strenuously urged by their defenders.
Now they advised me the most insistently to allow ourselves to be interned peacefully.
You answer not,” he said, insistently; “you must say me some word.
Then he tried the knob, again at first gently, then insistently.
1620s, "standing on something," from Latin insistentem (nominative insistens), present participle of insistere (see insist). Meaning "dwelling firmly on something asserted" is from 1868. Related: Insistently.