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[in-sis-tuh ns] /ɪnˈsɪs təns/
the act or fact of insisting.
the quality of being insistent.
Origin of insistence
1605-15; insist + -ence
Related forms
noninsistence, noun
overinsistence, noun
superinsistence, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If the note itself is not new, there must at least be a newness of emphasis and insistence.

  • All his distrust awoke into fresh life at Claude's insistence.

  • You shall accept him, she repeated with the insistence of a monomaniac.

  • The poor fellow who had incurred the mishap had been, at his insistence, acting for him.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I. Charles James Lever
  • He was conscious that he must decline now, and definitely, and the insistence of her request made the duty harder every second.

    Cynthia Leonard Merrick
Word Origin and History for insistence

mid-15c., from Middle French insister (see insist) + -ence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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