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In Tanzania, opposition leaders have vowed to continue protests after President John Magufuli was declared the winner of last week’s election, insisting that the poll was riddled with irregularities.
She took calls from residents who insisted the pandemic was a hoax.
At an event last week centered on “protecting America’s seniors,” he insisted that his administration would protect seniors while letting younger people go about their lives.The administration’s pandemic plan centers on protecting seniors. Seniors keep dying.|Philip Bump|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
These other frameworks of meaning are important, and we should grab them and hold on to them and insist on them.The Physicist’s New Book of Life - Issue 92: Frontiers|Michael Brooks|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
McConnell and Senate Republicans, including Graham, insisted that the president chosen in November of that year, eight months after Obama’s nomination, should fill the seat.Democrats to boycott committee vote on Barrett nomination to the Supreme Court|Donna Cassata|October 21, 2020|Washington Post
Prosecutors have fought the process, insisting that Maharaj is guilty and must remain behind bars.Did Pablo Escobar Frame a Millionaire for Murdering Banana-Shipping Money Launderers?|Jacqui Goddard|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The real problem is a society insisting its youth grow up too soon.
Corrin buckled first, insisting that Harris sleep on a sofa, then moving out.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The council concluded with the emperor Constantine insisting that the bishops come to an agreement over the wording of the creed.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will start insisting that their economic and social views not only get taken seriously but start driving the agenda.
The result of that meeting was a deputation sent to the king, insisting on the adoption of the entire Spanish constitution.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
William Weedham had bought Jeff the newspaper, insisting that he make a financial success of it and thus prove his worth.
"Probably that is all we shall do—just dream," said Betty, insisting upon being practical.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
He broke out with some irritation, insisting that if it had not been returned it had been either lost or destroyed.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Well, my friend, I did well in insisting upon knowing the motives of your present uneasiness.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard