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  • adv. In an importune manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an importune manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Importunately.
  • Inopportunely.


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importune +‎ -ly


  • Refusing all means of escape to which his friends continually and importunely urged him, he took the poisoned cup from the hands of the boy who brought it to him in his prison-chamber, drank it off calmly amid the tears and sobs of surrounding friends, walked about till the draught had begun to take effect upon his system, and then laid himself down upon his bed, and soon breathed his last.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • At the end of a single year it is not to be doubted that requisition would be importunely urged for a far more numerous body of the same description.

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. II

  • Most importunely, I want to know how to use my flash (Nikon SB900) so as to add some light to the light already present.

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  • When, one by one, all of his women patients stopped doing the work of free association that they had at first enthusiastically taken up and began shyly and then importunely to declare their love for him, he shrewdly surmised that it was not 'the charms of my person' that were the cause of the disturbance but, rather, that the women were in a state of readiness to fall in love, and he was simply Bottom to their Titania.

    The Patient Is Always Right

  • Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you -- The burden of this faithful and uncompromising address was to show them, that though they had obtained the change of government they had so importunely desired, their conduct was highly displeasing to their heavenly King; nevertheless, if they remained faithful to Him and to the principles of the theocracy, they might be delivered from many of the evils to which the new state of things would expose them.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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