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Definition of Insist


  1. To stand or rest; to find support; -- with in, on, or upon.
  2. To take a stand and refuse to give way; to hold to something firmly or determinedly; to be persistent, urgent, or pressing; to persist in demanding; -- followed by on, upon, or that; as, he insisted on these conditions; he insisted on going at once; he insists that he must have money.

Insist Quotations

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Terry Pratchett

The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
William Barclay

If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
Anne Bronte

We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. The teaching of the church is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.
Pope Francis
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Insist Translations

insist in Afrikaans is aandring
insist in Dutch is aandringen
insist in Finnish is vaatimalla vaatia
insist in French is aheurtons, insistons, insister, aheurter, insistez
insist in German is bestehen, beharren, insistieren
insist in Norwegian is insistere
insist in Portuguese is insistir, insista
insist in Spanish is insistir, instar
insist in Swedish is yrka
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