In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(persistent)insistentethe salesman was very insistent — el vendedor insistió mucho
- to be insistent that — insistir en que
- she was most insistent that you should visit her/that she hadn't done it — insistió mucho en que la visitaras/en que no lo había hecho
- Sir Robert Peel, who founded modern policing, was insistent that the police had no special privileges.
- Given that there was no question of drunk driving, we were fairly insistent on being told what we were being pulled over for.
- I told him he didn't have to marry me, but he was insistent.
- They are also having great fun, absorbed in what they are doing, breaking off only to fire insistent questions at their teacher.
- Despite Jake's insistent questions, he refused to explain the purchases.
- He was insistent that people smuggling was criminal and we couldn't reward that by letting the refugees in.
- Xavier's case has yet to be resolved and he is insistent that he did not knowingly take any banned drugs.
- I will explain why we are insistent on peace and we want to maintain peace.
- But there were many responses all over and we all know that life is stronger and more insistent than its precepts.
- Donegal, as a team, are still fairly insistent on passing the ball from one end of the field to the other, without it touching a boot.
- In any case, if you are insistent on hanging an individual label on this disgrace to humanity, Campbell isn't the one you should choose.
- The bass is of utmost importance throughout - simple yet insistent.
- He arrived, clearly intoxicated and insistent on me practicing the hymn so that he could sing along at the top of his [Canadian] voice.
- Three singers are matched against tight, insistent rhythm and brass sections, and chiming riffs from four guitarists.
- Ken is also looking forward to the upcoming league and championship campaigns, and is insistent that we can do well in both.
- She shook off the insistent nagging of her own questions and determinedly began again.
- You would appreciate the Court has been very insistent on the importance of the warning.
- Still, she's insistent that the sporran is a unisex accessory.
- In a near-riot, the crowd's frenzied attentions grew so insistent that people had to be lifted out of the way to let Collins through.
- Islam, the religion, is uncompromisingly insistent about the preservation of the free and fair market.
- Tom Morello's insistent riffs and scorching solos were supported squarely by the rhythm section.
- There is a subtle but insistent tiger theme running through my house.
- Rena turns to Greg, demanding him to be silent with her insistent, steady glare.
- Every third dog causes me to hyperventilate and produce insistent grunting sounds.
- Life at Longonot Ranch House starts early with the insistent chatter of birds and the scent of freshly ground Kenyan coffee.
- Yet the sense of an ending has become an insistent warning.
- I was determined to ignore the insistent noise until Carol was roused from the couch to answer her telephone call.
- The voice emanating from behind the dashboard was insistent.
- I can tell by the insistent beeping growing slower and slower by the moment.
- The flavours are narrow and insistent, unsubtle and repetitive.
- I had made the tactical error of drinking two cans of Diet Coke as I had waited and Nature and all its insistent whinings was calling me.
- I shall write insistent letters to comedy networks telling them to put her on television.
- What, then, is one to make of Moore's insistent theme that readers of his books are doomed to squalor?
- It seems that at the heart of the Universe there is a steady, insistent beat.
- The melodies have the nagging, insistent quality of advertising jingles, impossible to get out of your head once they're in.
- It wasn't a friendly sounding knock, but an insistent one, that demanded attention.
- Groaning, he turned over to bury his head in his pillow, but the scratching and insistent squeaking from the cage in the corner was adamant.
- It was pouring down while they did The Box, driving, insistent, intense rain, just like the song.
- A handful of insistent reports from the war front keep coming to mind.
- Toure sounds outrageously laid-back, but the insistent rhythmic pulse in his music is hypnotic and irresistible.
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