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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "I will not detain you, monsieur," continued the countess; "I would not have our gratitude become indiscreet or importunate."
  • The term for which Edmond had engaged to serve on board The Young Amelia having expired, Dantes took leave of the captain, who at first tried all his powers of persuasion to induce him to remain as one of the crew, but having been told the history of the legacy, he ceased to importune him further.
  • The latter, sure of quelling the tempest when the waves became too violent, allowed them to rise to a certain pitch that he might be revenged on the importunate Andrea, and besides it would afford him some recreation during the long day.

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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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