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[ UK /ˌɪmpɔːtˈʌne‍ɪt/ ]
  1. expressing persistant and earnest entreaty
    an importunate job applicant
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  • Wading further through the crowd, we decline a chorus of importunate hands, each holding out postcards that detail the site's glories.
  • So not only did the importunate young man squeeze a few extra minutes out of the eminent philosopher, he also caught, and recorded him, laughing at his guest's foolishness.
  • They crossed to the farther side of the river, where the influence of the Gothic monument threw a distinction even over the Parisian smartnesses -- the municipal rule and measure, the importunate symmetries, the "handsomeness" of everything, the extravagance of gaslight, the perpetual click on the neat bridges. The Tragic Muse
  • Do you find any trouble or disquiet in your body by the importunate stings and pricklings of the flesh? Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • What Burke argued passionately against, by contrast, was the French Revolution and Jacobin thinking, which he saw as expressing an unhistorical, tyrannical spirit and an importunate desire for power.
  • And I'll hope you'll forgive this importunate but timely plea.
  • Half of one of the long windows had been set open, and the sounds of the rolling of vehicles over the smooth asphalte, mingled with those of voices, were coming up, straight and importunate, into the dainty bedroom. The Daughters of Danaus
  • The strange gentleman is, we learn, one of Felice Charmond's more importunate lovers (and eventually her assassin).
  • He became so unreasonably importunate in his addresses to the daughter of one of the clergymen of Aberdeen, that it was found necessary to put him under restraint.
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