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Definition beg insistently or urge repeatedly
  • She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
  • I importune you to help them.
  • importune = beg or urge (repeatedly)
  • I will not importune you.
    Austen, Jane  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Gentlemen, importune me no farther,
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • At last, seeing my unconquerable repugnance, he ceased to importune me.
    Melville, Herman  --  Typee
  • Importune him once more to go, my lord;
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • importune = urge
  • I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
    I here importune death awhile, until
    Of many thousand kisses the poor last
    I lay upon thy lips.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • importune = beg
  • Against all sense you do importune her.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • importune = beg persistently and urgently
  • And at the same time I fear to importune it too much, because I do not know what might happen then.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • importune = beg for
  • You hear how he importunes me:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • importunes = begs persistently and urgently
  • Have you importuned her to such a purpose?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • importuned = begged
  • and did request me to importune you to let...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • importune = beg persistently and urgently
  • Billy did not want to see what happened next, and a clerk importuned him to come over and see some really hot stuff they kept under the counter for connoisseurs.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • importuned = urged
  • go and importune her.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • importune = beg persistently and urgently
  • Then, however much mother and sister would importune him with little reproaches and warnings he would keep slowly shaking his head for a quarter of an hour with his eyes closed and refusing to get up.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • importune = beg persistently and urgently
  • But I will no longer importune my young cousin.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Yossarian whirled and seized the chaplain by the shirt front in an importuning grip.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He importunes, persecutes one, and levies a regular tax on all travellers.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • No, Sir_, said the other, _nothing at all except the enjoyment of your good company_: and so gave over importuning him.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Hema realized that in importuning every deity she could think of, she had somehow neglected to appeal to Sister Mary Joseph Praise.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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