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Franny and Zooey
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  • He tapped on the glass with his fingernail, importunately.
  • You adorable, childish, self-dramatizing— Zooey’s reading was suddenly interrupted by his mother’s voice—importunate, quasi-constructive—addressing him from outside the bathroom door: "Zooey?
  • Zooey watched her for a full minute or so, then said, not precisely kindly, but without importuning, "Franny.

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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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