Usage examples for insist

  1. 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
  2. Of course, if you insist, I will. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  3. I insist on my orders being followed exactly. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  4. " Oh, well, you insist on it," he said. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  5. " 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
  6. I insist that that letter should go. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  7. We'll insist on it. – Fore! by Charles Emmett Van Loan
  8. 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
  9. That I must insist upon. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  10. I insist on this point, however, madame, if your majesty will allow me. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  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. I insist that you play. – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  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. 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
  15. 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
  16. " Tell me, mother- I beg, I insist," he exclaimed, " what you are keeping from me." – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  17. " 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
  18. 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
  19. Why insist on more? – Twenty-two Goblins by Unknown
  20. 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