insistent

[ in-sis-tuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF insistent
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It troubled him—the insistent feeling of the eyes which had been upon him.

We form a habit of conquering as insistent as any other habit.

It continued musically low, but there was in it the insistent note of sincerity.

Sidney had been insistent, and Harriet had topped the argument in her businesslike way.

But now it started off high pitched and insistent and did not stop.

He was so insistent upon the statement that he was not a beggar.

Since you perceive it, sir, I wonder that you trouble to be so insistent.

My lacqueys flitted about him buzzing and insistent as bees about a rose.

And he was so insistent that no one should know, not even Terence.

But since Tremayne was so insistent she supposed there must be something in his point of view.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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