from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Importunity.
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As the celebration of this mortuary feast is the termination of the anxious period of mourning, and the release from the subtle secret importunateness of the dead, everybody with his wife and children flocks to the scene.
Such frequency is an indication of importunateness; and importunateness is inconsistent with reverence.
: And in that He adds "seek," and "knock," HE bids us ask with much importunateness and strength.