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importune
used in The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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Definition beg insistently or urge repeatedly
  • "They mostly do," said the clergyman, griping hard at his breast, as if afflicted with an importunate throb of pain.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (31% in)
  • The elders, the deacons, the motherly dames, and the young and fair maidens of Mr. Dimmesdale's flock, were alike importunate that he should make trial of the physician's frankly offered skill.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (37% in)
  • Not the less, however, came this importunately obtrusive sense of change.
    Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (22% in)

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