insistence-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an agent's emphatic demand for something

Commentary: INSISTENCE[+event][+communication][+demand][+emphatic]
NOTE: implies an emphatic demand made by a specific agent or person

Her insistence that we all drive in one car to the restaurant annoyed Tom.
They admire him for his insistence on balancing the budget.

PropBank: insistence.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a state of urgency, a pressing situation

Commentary: INSISTENCE[+state][+specific][+urgency]
NOTE: implies a pressing or urgent specific situation

The insistence of hunger kept them awake through the night.
She had to cancel our dinner because of the insistence of work-related issues.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a state of requirement

Commentary: INSISTENCE[+state][+general][+requirement]
NOTE: refers to a general ongoing state of requirement

Insistence now on good grammar will help these students succeed later in the job market.
That luxury car manufacturer is famous for its insistence on quality.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3