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Word: importune

Definition: beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)


Sentences Containing 'importune'

But I will no longer importune my young cousin.''
Where, for the first time in many revolving years, the overwhelming pressure of pecuniary liabilities was not proclaimed, from day to day, by importune voices declining to vacate the passage; where there was no knocker on the door for any creditor to appeal to; where personal service of process was not required, and detainees were merely lodged at the gate!

More Vocab Words

::: import - significance; importance; meaning
::: stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
::: crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
::: fallacious - false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
::: loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
::: indicative - suggestive; implying; serving to indicate
::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: corollary - natural consequence (which naturally follows from something else)