v.i. Be importunate, insistent, urging, insistence, pressing desire. Kua manono aia kia oko tona papa i tetai patikara ou nona. He kept on for his father to buy him a new bike; Kua manono aia ia maua kia oki akaou mai ki tona kainga. He pressed us to come back and visit him at home again; Mei naea mai toku manonoanga i toku papa kia tuku iaku ki Niutireni. Goodness knows how long I’ve been urging my father to let me go to New Zealand; No tona manono ki te kakau oko maata, no reira kua oko tona papa. She was so keen on the expensive dress that her father bought it; Kua manono aia kia rauka iaia te re. 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).