Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a pressing manner; with force or urgency; closely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb With a sense of urgency, because it is very important.
  • adverb Importantly. Often used with more in this sense.
  • adverb With enthusiasm. With friendly encouragement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a pressing manner

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Examples

  • So plainly, so pressingly, is the case laid before us, that we shall be for ever inexcusable if we perish in our folly.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • We are not satisfied with the slowness with which the buildings have been conducted the last year, and particularly with respect to the Library, and the Anatomical theatre. these ought to have been done before this, the books remaining packed so long in their boxes it may be feared are at this time, in a progressing course injury, in addn to the loss of their use to the Professors & Students. a greater force of workmen ought to have been employed, and it is now requested that all which can be employed be immediately put into action first for the completion of the Library room & Shelves, and next the Anatomical building. the transportn of the Capitels too call pressingly for exertion.

    Letters to and from Jefferson, 1826

  • Translated into scientific research, the overall goal of the campaign then becomes most pressingly to map Mars for methane and water, and to see where they coincide.

    First Contact

  • When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made.

    David Bromwich: Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

  • More pressingly, the government has to be willing to find a political solution for the ethnic groups.

    Federalist Reform for Burma

  • My impression was that the reason you went to the expense of installing lightning rods on skyscrapers, or on your house for that matter—Mr. Cooper also does a lot of high-end homes in the Hamptons—wasn't just to attract lightning and render it harmless, but also to distract it from other more vulnerable and precious objects, such as children and pets, and perhaps most pressingly yourself, if you happen to be standing outdoors.

    Beyond Human Control

  • When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made.

    David Bromwich: Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

  • When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made.

    David Bromwich: Obama on Civility and Lincoln on the Rule of Law

  • Translated into scientific research, the overall goal of the campaign then becomes most pressingly to map Mars for methane and water, and to see where they coincide.

    First Contact

  • In this follow-up, director Phil Grabsky follows Mir as he approaches adulthood, with dreams of becoming a teacher but, more pressingly, of surviving the fighting in his country.

    TV highlights 01/11/2011

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