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    Dad Insisted on Carrying an Umbrella 207
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n insistency the act of insisting on something "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"
    • n insistency the state of demanding notice or attention "the insistence of their hunger","the press of business matters"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, received an alarming number of threatening letters, soon after her husband became President at the height of the Depression, the Secret Service insisted that she carry a pistol in her purse
    • n insistency Same as insistence.
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  • Heywood Broun
    “Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.”
  • Patrick Buchanan
    Patrick Buchanan
    “Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.”


In literature:

But I insisted on his coming.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
When she heard what you'd done, she insisted on speaking to you.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Nona's father had insisted that his young wife give up her views of life.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
She heard me sing once, and insisted on carrying me up with her to get me lessons from Marigny.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
As for the rest of the girls, they were all eager and curious to see the new twin, as Sally insisted upon calling Janet.
"Phyllis" by Dorothy Whitehill
Accordingly, I hastened, in all seriousness, to explain and insist on their error.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
The insistence of their hunger pierces through these to Him.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
For if you should, some nice fellow will come along and insist upon carrying you off, and then I should lose you.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Sam insisted upon going with them, so grandfather roasted some corn for Bessy and Doris.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
They all insisted that I should go home at once.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham

In poetry:

something other than this,
something not so insistent—
am I to be locked in this
final uneasiness.
"The Rain" by Robert Creeley
A slave is—what?
I pray do not
Insist; I cannot know,
Nor words impart,
Or, painter's art,
Describe a slave—ah, no!
"What Is A Slave?" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
A keen, insistent hint of dawn
Fell from the mountain height;
A wan, uncertain gleam betrayed
The faltering of the night.
"Before Dawn" by Maurice Thompson
Yet the north insists on living,
And what lives will merry be;
So, although the grape is wanting,
We invent wine cleverly.
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
Trace the dripping, pierced heart,
Speak the fair, insistent verse,
Vow to God, and slip apart,
Little better, Little worse.
"Recurrence" by Dorothy Parker
Set by some mordant of fancy,
And, spite of the wear and tear
Of time or distance or trouble,
Insists on its right to be there.
"An Ember Picture" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

The bailed-out emirate insists that it is bouncing back.
I hadn't seen anything about it until I read Tom Friedman's column in the Times and, then, Jack Shafer's insistently simple-minded article in Slate.
They insist on having O'Neill's plays staged uncut.
The Georgia Straight story quoted a relative of Furlong 's disputing his version of Siobhan's death, but the statement insisted Furlong 's version of the story was correct.
But, he insisted, that didn't make him a murderer.
Many insist the US needs more engineers and scientists to revive the economy.
Just two weeks ago Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman were spotted holding hands but insisted that they were just close friends.
When this world-class atmospheric scientist insists there's no such thing as global warming, is he talking science—or religion.
His father, returning from a business trip to France, insisted that his name be changed to Francesco.
Eagles' insistence on second year in Vick's deal made all the difference.
Michael Vick's agent originally insisted on a one-year contract.
An Insistent Appeal for Aid To Africa.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops insisted on Monday there is nothing that would make him bench quarterback Landry Jones.
The end is nigh, insists Robert Fitzpatrick.
For California, Attorney General Insisted on Better Terms in Foreclosure Deal.

In science:

In Lemma 2.1, if one insists that n be divisible by two distinct primes n1 and n2 , each of which is at least five, then the second condition of (2.1) holds for all primes p ∈ M(X/K ).
Split reductions of simple abelian varieties
Thus, if we insist on geometry, we would have to introduce TWO separate frames.
Novel definition of Grassmann numbers and spinor fields
We call the colors of the bipartition R and L to remind the reader of the Green relations R and L (but if the reader insists, s/he can think of them as Red and bLue).
Subgroups of free idempotent generated semigroups need not be free
I would insist here on the distinction between analyzing various physical theories, on the one hand, and philosophising about the unique real world on the other hand.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
Indeed, we can insist that the Σn -biequivariant action on A⊗n be trivial.
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs