insist on

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Thurston, that I insist on knowing why you have presumed to address such language to me--yes, sir, INSIST on knowing your reason.
You insist on my introducing you to Dexter, and I refuse to trust you alone with th at crack-brained personage.
Do you still insist on sitting close by me and taking my hand?
As all the States are equally represented in the Senate, and by men the most able and the most willing to promote the interests of their constituents, they will all have an equal degree of influence in that body, especially while they continue to be careful in appointing proper persons, and to insist on their punctual attendance.