The drumbeat and synth bass are as insistent as they are ominous.
The mood on the ground that day was determined, but not defiant; insistent but not angry.
It goes, “The day is short, the task is great, the master is insistent.”
But the wrongdoing was too great and the demands for action too insistent.
With the 12:05 p.m. swearing-in just minutes away, there was no time to retrieve the coat, but the president-elect was insistent.
Bitter thoughts seem to hover around the pale forehead,—cruel doubt and insistent remorse.
It troubled him—the insistent feeling of the eyes which had been upon him.
The tent is the very outpost of settlement, a mute testimonial of the insistent desire to possess land of one's very own.
We form a habit of conquering as insistent as any other habit.
This query was so insistent that it seemed to come from outside his consciousness, and to demand an answer.
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.