insisting insisting  /ɪn ˈsɪ stɪŋ/


  • (n) continual and persistent demands


  1. Traffic jams tend to be caused by drivers insisting the other guy go first.
  2. By insisting on quality of produce and rigor of technique, Bocuse discovered a surefire recipe for excellence.
  3. Traffic jams tend to be caused by drivers insisting the other guy go first.


  1. Russian Diplomats Wield Their Missiles Deftly

    June 12, 2013: Russia and Syria are insisting that shipments of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems (similar to the U.S. Patriot) are still headed for Syria. Israel opposes selling S-300 to Syria and has been pressuring Russia to back off.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Strategy Page

  2. England U-21 boss Pearce: I'm sick defending these players

    The Young Lions boss slammed his charges following their third successive defeat at the European Under-21 championship, insisting they need to be held to accountable.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Conn. lawmakers join fight over who was 1st to fly

    Connecticut's leading role in aviation has never been disputed, but legislators have passed a bill insisting that a Connecticut aviator flew two years before the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, N.C. The ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "The FDA should be insisting on a zero-tolerance policy for melamine in domestic infant formula until it is able to determine conclusively based on sound independent science that the trace levels would not pose a health risk to infants," DeLauro...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Rosa DeLauro Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "The same president who is asking us to spend another $200 billion on the misguided war in Iraq and is insisting on providing $60 billion in tax cuts next year to folks who make over a million bucks a year, is now pretending to protect the deficit...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: David Obey Source: MarketWatch

  3. "Not only has Harold Pinter written some of the outstanding plays of his time, he has also blown fresh air into the musty attic of conventional English literature, by insisting that everything he does has a public and political dimension," said...
    on Oct 13, 2005 By: David Hare Source: CBS News

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