Usage examples for insist

  1. " Oh, well, you insist on it," he said. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  2. I insist that you play. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  3. She started, and for a moment I feared that she was going to insist upon my giving up the book. – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  4. " If you insist on going," I replied, " I can get you there in time to meet him and you will have an hour or more to wait for your train." – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  5. I don't see, Doro, why you insist on going away out there to put things on that tree. – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  6. I insist on my orders being followed exactly. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  7. I insist that that letter should go. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  8. " Not just in so many words, but when I said I couldn't do anything in art, you didn't insist that it was because I wouldn't, and of course then I had to go. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  9. I insist on this point, however, madame, if your majesty will allow me. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  10. Why insist on more? – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  11. If you insist that he has given it to you, has he not in such case, given you more than he originally possessed? – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  12. If we are going to have these kind of expeditions, I really must insist upon your leaving off trying to do other people good. – His Big Opportunity by Amy Le Feuvre
  13. " But there's one thing, Mr. Payne, I must really insist upon," Ruby said very quietly; " and that is that I mustn't be called Mrs. Aikin- Payne. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  14. Father was the next witness, and when he came back again he really tried to insist that we should go home. – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  15. " Tell me, mother- I beg, I insist," he exclaimed, " what you are keeping from me." – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  16. Neigh resumed: 'If I showed more feeling than you care for, I insist that it was not more than was natural under the circumstances, if not quite proper. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  17. That I must insist upon. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  18. Of course, if you insist, I will. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  19. It was almost as much of a relief to Doug's family as to Doug to have Charleton Falkner insist, late in April, that Doug go on a wild horse hunt with him. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  20. We'll insist on it. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan