Definition of "insistence" []

  • Making continual and persistent demands (adjective)
  • Demanding notice or attention; compelling (adjective)
  • The state of being insistent (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • An urgent demand (noun)
  • The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "insistence" in a sentence
  • "This insistence is the more striking because a number of critics — most passionately and recently Harold Bloom — have associated Shakespeare with the rejected Falstaff, and Hal with the narcissistic young Earl of Southampton, whom Shakespeare may have courted in the first part of his love-sonnet sequence."
  • "To this end, Israel's challenge and insistence is a deliberate attempt to change the law."
  • "They told him, with a certain insistence, that was half appeal for belief, half challenge for contradiction, how much they were going to enjoy their idleness."