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importune
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Jane Eyre
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  • I have almost forgotten you since: other ideas have driven yours from my head; but to-night I am resolved to be at ease; to dismiss what importunes, and recall what pleases.
  • Why do you importune me about her!
  • She seemed to be tired of my questions: and, indeed, what claim had I to importune her?
  • I could no longer talk or laugh freely when he was by, because a tiresomely importunate instinct reminded me that vivacity (at least in me) was distasteful to him.
  • — when a long way must yet be measured by my weary, trembling limbs before I could reach human habitation — when cold charity must be entreated before I could get a lodging: reluctant sympathy importuned, almost certain repulse incurred, before my tale could be listened to, or one of my wants relieved!

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  • She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
  • I importune you to help them.

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