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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insist  \In*sist"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Insisted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Insisting}.]  [F.  insister,  L.  insistere  to  set  foot  upon 
  follow  persist;  pref.  in-  in  +  sistere  to  stand  cause  to 
  stand  See  {Stand}.] 
  1.  To  stand  or  rest;  to  find  support;  --  with  in  on  or 
  upon  [R.]  --Ray. 
 
  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. 
 
  Insisting  on  the  old  prerogative.  --Shak. 
 
  Without  further  insisting  on  the  different  tempers 
  of  Juvenal  and  Horace.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  {Insist},  {Persist}. 
 
  Usage:  Insist  implies  some  alleged  right  as  authority  or 
  claim.  Persist  may  be  from  obstinacy  alone,  and  either 
  with  or  against  rights.  We  insist  as  against  others 
  we  persist  in  what  exclusively  relates  to  ourselves 
  as  he  persisted  in  that  course;  he  insisted  on  his 
  friend's  adopting  it  --C.  J.  Smith. 




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