Origin of insistent
Examples from the Web for insistent
The drumbeat and synth bass are as insistent as they are ominous.
But Hollande was “insistent,” she writes, and “his strength of persuasion was nuclear.”Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I want her to grow up to feel confident and powerful about herself and insistent about the world around her.
He would not allow his other teammates access to the best equipment, but was insistent that every cyclist dope.Dope on Wheels: Speed Read of 'Wheelmen' About Lance Armstrong|Thomas Flynn|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The rule, which it must be said Taylor was insistent on, was that neither of us could spill or take a break.Hanson Got Me Drunk on Their New Beer, Mmmhops (Really)|Kevin Fallon|September 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The buzzer's insistent voice brought her to her feet, even while she frowned at the interruption.Personality Plus|Edna Ferber
As he ran he saw the glow of the night-lamp in the sick-room, and he heard the insistent baying of the hound.The Voice of the People|Ellen Glasgow
Everywhere you go you hear the insistent, importunate cry for backsheesh.As Seen By Me|Lilian Bell
Above the beating of the blood in his ears, Jones heard an irregular, insistent scuffing sound.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
It is ruthless, insistent, and deep with the violence of outraged might.The Heart of Unaga|Ridgwell Cullum
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.