Origin of insist
OTHER WORDS FROM insist
How to use insist in a sentence
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