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1 continual and persistent demands [syn: insisting]
2 the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" [syn: imperativeness, insistency, press, pressure]
3 urgently demanding attention; "the insistence of their hunger"; "he pressed his demand with considerable instancy" [syn: imperativeness, insistency, instancy]

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insistence (uncountable and countable; plural: insistences)
  1. the state of being insistent
  2. an urgent demand
  3. The forcing of an attack through the parry, using strength

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