mānono, v.i. Be importunate, insistent, urging, insistence, pressing desire.
Kua mānono ‘aia kia ‘oko tōna pāpā i tēta‘i pātikara ‘ōu nōna.
He kept on for his father to buy him a new bike;
Kua mānono ‘aia ia māua kia ‘oki ‘aka‘ou mai ki tōna kāinga.
He pressed us to come back and visit him at home again;
Mei na‘ea mai tōku mānono‘anga i tōku pāpā kia tuku iāku ki Niūtirēni.
Goodness knows how long I’ve been urging my father to let me go to New Zealand;
Nō tōna mānono ki te kāka‘u ‘oko ma‘ata, nō reira kua ‘oko tōna pāpā.
She was so keen on the expensive dress that her father bought it;
Kua mānono ‘aia kia rauka iāia te rē.
He was set on winning;
Kua tuatua maira ratou kiaia, kua neneva koe. Kua manono atura aia e, koia tika ai.
They said to her, You are mad. But she kept on insisting, it’s true (Acts 12.15).