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  • n. One who importunes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who importunes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who importunes or urges with earnestness and persistence.


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  • But a certain man named Nessan, who beheld how the just man's spirit was vexed, offered unto him a ram, which the saint bade him give to the bold importuner.

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • "What'll you gimme on this?" came with directness from the small importuner.

    Amarilly of Clothes-line Alley

  • Je ne crains pas de vous importuner en vous parlant ainsi de ce qui me touche si profondément: je sais la part que vous prenez à tout ce qui est douleur et confiance en Dieu, par Jésus Christ.

    Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2

  • Corrupt behaviour in politics and public life may take many forms, whether it is the Tanzanian policeman ‘fining’ motorists for traffic ‘offences’ at the roadblock on the main Arusha-Nairobi road of a morning or the Labour Party trousering £250,000 from some tycoon who has never before shown an enthusiasm for Socialism but suddenly finds himself wearing the ermine or the political lobbyist flogging half-an-hour of a Minister’s time to an importuner.

    A Corrosion Of Trust


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