insistence insistence  /ɪn ˈsɪ stəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) continual and persistent demands
  2. (n) the state of demanding notice or attention
  3. (n) the act of insisting on something

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Let's be clear: The only thing stopping the Obama campaign's supporters from helping to finance a new vote is Barack Obama's insistence on disenfranchising voters in Michigan.
  2. His insistence upon simplicity and his appeal to our inner child recognize that play is an important part of being human.
  3. Moynihan stood out because of his insistence on intellectual honesty and his unwillingness to walk away from a looming debate, no matter how messy it promised to be.

News

  1. Racist name out of bounds - Mon, 17 Jun 2013 PST

    See if this makes sense to you: For years, I’ve argued with certain African-American people about their insistence upon using the so-called N-word which, to my ears, is, inalterably, a statement of self-loathing. They say I don’t understand. They say the word no longer means what it has always meant. They say it’s just a friendly fraternal greeting.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Leonard Pitts Jr.: Curse of the Redskins

    See if this makes sense to you: For years, I've argued with certain African-American people about their insistence upon using the so-called N-word which, to my ears, is, inalterably, a statement of self-loathing. They say I don't understand. They say the word no longer means what it has always meant. They say it's just a friendly fraternal greeting.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Merced Sun-Star

  3. Pitts: Curse of the Washington 'Redskins'

    See if this makes sense to you: For years, I've argued with certain African-American people about their insistence upon using the so-called N-word which, to my ears, is, inalterably, a statement of self-loathing. They say I don't understand.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

Quotes

  1. "As we all know, this has been a very difficult time in Afghanistan," Obama said, adding that the decision to conduct a runoff "is a reflection of a commitment to the rule of law and an insistence that the Afghan people's will should be...
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

  2. The storming of the Red Mosque in Islamabad in July "demonstrated Musharraf's insistence on continuing his loyalty, submissiveness and aid to America against the Muslims ...... and makes armed rebellion against him and removing him obligatory,"...
    on Sep 20, 2007 By: Osama bin Laden Source: Forbes

  3. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said Thursday that the government's defenses clash with comments Obama made during the health care debate, "including the president's insistence on national television that the purchase mandate was absolutely...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bill McCollum Source: The Associated Press

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