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Collins, who entered the room with an air more stately than usual, and on perceiving whom, she said to the girls, "Now, I do insist upon it, that you, all of you, hold your tongues, and let me and Mr.
Besides, in his world, souls did not insist upon being able to smile.
If you insist upon remaining here I shall have something served in my room.
Madam puts the matter bluntly," he answered; "but certainly if you should insist upon leaving, it would be my duty to follow you.
A pestilent conceit, which so often will insist upon obtruding even when beholding the mightiest royal beadle on his throne.
Perhaps I did wrong to insist upon accepting a good situation when it was offered me, seeing that from my last experience in that way I derived a shock which was anything but a matter for jesting.
Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.
He, Mr Clare, would much have liked to see d'Urberville in the Church to whose ministry he had devoted so many years of his own life, and would have helped him to enter a theological college to that end; but since his correspondent had possibly not cared to do this on account of the delay it would have entailed, he was not the man to insist upon its paramount importance.
Asked to differentiate between European and Chinese poetry, some critics would perhaps insist upon their particular colour sense, instancing the curious fact that where we see blue to them it often appears green, and vice versa, or the tone theories that make their poems so difficult to understand; in fact, a learned treatise would be written on these lines, to prove that the Chinese poets were not human beings as we understand humanity at all.
I then regretted bitterly the pride which since the first few days after the recovery of my reason had forbidden me to repeat my discredited story and insist upon its truth.
The foolish man would insist upon milking the red cow when I wanted him to milk the white one; but he will know better next time, I am sure.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Farooq Haider on Monday urged the European Union (EU) to insist upon India for stopping human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.