verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of insist
OTHER WORDS FROM insist
Example sentences from the Web for insist
Lalo insisted during a recent interview that they encountered Chito “and his people by accident.”
It seems that the deputies asked him to leave, but Saylor insisted on staying, and perhaps physically resisted them.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“At worst, Eric picked up a garbage can, was told by police to put it down, and did,” his lawyer, Martin Stoler, insisted.
But he insisted that there is nothing about her death to provoke additional scrutiny.
“After August 2002, it was a well-managed program with specific instructions with what to do,” Rodriguez insisted.CIA Interrogation Chief: ‘Rectal Feeding,’ Broken Limbs Are News to Me|Kimberly Dozier|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Behaved like a lamb, although he insisted upon going through with his little humbug," I said.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
I would not go so far as the eminent professor, who insisted that eating was the greatest of all the pleasures in life.Windfalls|(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
“But you never did tell me if you are going to hunt up your family,” insisted Jane.The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht|Margaret Love Sanderson
But you have insisted that I should do my duty, and I mean to do it.Erewhon Revisited|Samuel Butler
In a few days he brought back six coins, which he insisted were of base metal.Mysteries of Police and Crime|Arthur Griffiths