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insistence

[ in-sis-tuhns ]
/ ɪnˈsɪs təns /
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noun

the act or fact of insisting.
the quality of being insistent.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

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Origin of insistence

First recorded in 1605–15; insist + -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM insistence

non·in·sist·ence, nouno·ver·in·sist·ence, nounsu·per·in·sist·ence, noun
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