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noun [uncountable] insistence pronunciation in American English /ɪnˈsɪstəns/
  1. a very firm statement that something must happen or that something is true
    insistence on:

    We applaud the president’s insistence on tougher environmental laws.

    insistence that:

    Despite his insistence that he wasn’t involved, most people think he’s dishonest.

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