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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!

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