Origin of insistent
Examples from the Web for insistently
Quibbling over dates aside, 19th century Americans did insistently observe a day of remembrance.The Real Memorial Day: Oliver Wendell Holmes's Salute To A Momentous American Anniversary|Malcolm Jones|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of those rabbis enlisted friends or colleagues to lobby us insistently.
It will be secretly but insistently pushed by the Joe Biden camp.
He always and insistently said he supported a major troop build-up in Afghanistan.Michael Tomasky on Wimpy Mitt Romney’s Missing Backbone|Michael Tomasky|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If she insistently controls what she can about her life, it may be because she has control over so little.Laura Hillenbrand's Acclaimed Bestsellers Haven't Changed Her|Sandra McElwaine|December 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Now, on the river, it is customary for all who desire inter-tribal palavers to announce their intention loudly and insistently.Bones|Edgar Wallace
I turned at his reply, Fixing the silent symbol with my eye, Insistently.The Daughter of the Storage|William Dean Howells
Striking it quickly, insistently, she came to the door of the dining-room, which framed her beauty like a picture.Katrine|Elinor Macartney Lane
She hurried away to her office-room, where the call-bell was insistently ringing.Elizabeth's Campaign|Mrs. Humphrey Ward
So insistently did the words ring in his ears that it seemed to him that he must have spoken them aloud.A Tar-Heel Baron|Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
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.