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 for insistence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Insistence \In*sist"ence\, n.
     The quality of insisting, or being urgent or pressing; the
     act of dwelling upon as of special importance; persistence;
     urgency.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  insistence
      n 1: continual and persistent demands [syn: insistence,
           insisting]
      2: the state of demanding notice or attention; "the insistence
         of their hunger"; "the press of business matters" [syn:
         imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press,
         pressure]
      3: the act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical
         correctness is a conservative position" [syn: insistence,
         insistency]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "insistence":
     abetment, application, assiduity, assiduousness, bulldog tenacity,
     concentration, constancy, demandingness, diligence,
     dogged perseverance, doggedness, encouragement, endurance,
     engrossment, exigency, fidelity, goading, importunacy,
     importunateness, importunity, indefatigability, industriousness,
     industry, insistency, instance, loyalty, needling, obstinacy,
     patience, patience of Job, permanence, perseverance, persistence,
     persistency, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, plodding, plugging,
     preoccupation, pressing, pressingness, pressure, pricking,
     prodding, relentlessness, resolution, sedulity, sedulousness,
     single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, spurring,
     stability, stamina, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness,
     stick-to-itiveness, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity,
     tirelessness, unremittingness, unswerving attention, urgency,
     urging
  
  

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