Definitions of insisting

  1. continual and persistent demands
  2. of Insist

Usage examples for insisting

  1. In his ecclesiastical arrangements in that country, he was fond of insisting on his personal wishes: in cases of emergency indeed he made known that all the treasures of India were not of so much value in his eyes as the observance of his ordinances; and he threatened the opponents of the royal will with the King's anger, to which he then gave unbridled indulgence. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
  2. However, she could not do it, it was no use insisting – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  3. Our faithful attendants kept watch, insisting that Story and I should lie down and take the rest we so greatly needed. – Adventures in the Far West by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. He sent me a note insisting on my going to see him on board. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Mr. Saintsbury took a fancy to him from the start, and the boy was so fond of him that they were always insisting upon a visit; and last summer we stopped there on our way to the mountains." – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009