- v. present participle of import.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Full of meaning.
- n. the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country
“Dialogue, on the authority of Pliny, who tells us that those wretched sycophants had two nick-names; one in Greek, [Greek: Sophokleis], and the other in Latin, LAUDICÆNI; the former from _sophos_, the usual exclamation of applause, as in Martial: _Quid tam grande sophos clamat tibi turba, togata_; the Latin word importing _parasites_ who sold their praise for a supper.”
“There are rumours that several countries have expressed an interest in importing some British ex-MPs to help train their own parliamentarians in how to become more corrupt.”
“As the High Commander of Literary Magazine Review Panel, I am interested in importing numerous literary magazines from Nigeria in a good faith cultural effort between our two countries.”
“A former minister in Mr. Thaksin's administration, Mr. Songkram first made his name importing plastic toys from Japan, and then learning to make them himself.”
“A few of us are interested in importing a few live chicks into Mexico (otherwise not available here).”
“In policymaking circles, this is known as importing “virtual water.””
“There are companies that specialize in importing cars, but I believe that must also be done at the border.”
“And that would probably be my approach in importing other UK or Australian fantasy series that didn't have prior buzz in the US.”
“This would at least help to restore competitiveness and get the economy growing again, while in the longer term importing inflation of course.”
“The new immigrant appears to be more interested in importing his or her culture here and demanding local acquiescence to those norms.”
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