How To Use Importune In A Sentence

  • 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
  • He loves to be pressingly importuned, which is not the manner of men. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)
  • 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
  • As a tourist, you are importuned for money the moment you step outside your hotel.
  • Then, relating the criminal conduct of Hamlet's uncle and his mother, the ghost importunes Hamlet to revenge it.
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  • The simple Salvages seeing our Captaine hurt, and an other bloudy by breaking his shinne, our numbers of bowes, arrowes, swords, mantles, and furrs, would needes imagine we had beene at warres (the truth of these accidents would not satisfie them) but impatiently importuned vs to know with whom. The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles: With the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from Their First Beginning, Ano: 1584. To This Present 1624. With the Procedings of Those Severall Colonies and the Accidents
  • This is the bargain basement of therapy, and you can't walk two blocks in that part of Manhattan without being importuned by placards promising their version of inner peace.
  • To the sellers in the market, to the barmen and barmaids, to the beggars who importuned him for a lob Mr Dedalus told the same tale -- that he was an old Corkonian, that he had been trying for thirty years to get rid of his Cork accent up in Dublin and that Peter Pickackafax beside him was his eldest son but that he was only a Dublin jackeen. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I understand that well-meaning people are sometimes importuned to write such letters on behalf of those who aren't in a position to respond themselves.
  • As a tourist, you are importuned for money the moment you step outside your hotel.
  • This was not the way I had expected it to go, so I importuned the woman a little further, but to no avail. Manifesting Michelangelo
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  • ‘If I could just see you, talk to you’ a woman importunes her lover, forgetting that she is, in fact, talking to him.
  • Mr. Laird further states that if any person has "importuned" the American Navy Department in behalf of his firm, he has done so without any authority. In the Course of a Debate in the House of Commons
  • The Buddha found himself in a vigorous, competitive world which importuned him on all sides with predatory demands for total intellectual allegiance and total acceptance of one way of life or another.
  • Most importunely, I want to know how to use my flash (Nikon SB900) so as to add some light to the light already present. News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)
  • 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
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  • The objects around us importune us with practical demands; there is programme of action immanent in things.
  • As you might recall I importuned you on this topic at our previous encounter, but it seems that little has resulted.
  • But they're not the companies that importuned the government for mandates and corporate welfare. Cellulosic Ethanol and Unicorns
  • When I was at my devotion, Mrs. Jewkes came up, and wanted me sadly to sing her a psalm, as she had often on common days importuned me for a song upon the spinnet: but Pamela
  • As a tourist, you are importuned for money the moment you step outside your hotel.
  • For example, re-enactment societies may importune their members to prepare for upcoming events by ‘going to their history books’ and contacting an authorized sutler to be properly kitted out.
  • At times the whole world seems to be in conspiracy to importune you with emphatic trifles.
  • On 23 May a great meeting was held in the deaconry of St. Lucy, and Desiderius was again importuned to accept the papacy but persisted in his refusal, threatening to return to his monastery in case of violence. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner
  • There used to be a pretty clear split between political consultants, who helped politicians to get elected, and lobbyists, who importuned them on behalf of private clients.
  • Although I was being importuned with an obstinate request for alms, I nonetheless summoned enough courage to give him a glowering look in an attempt to scare him away.
  • Let us enjoy these then, and bless God that we are permitted to enjoy them, rather than importune His goodness with vain longings for more. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • They told reporters that these so-called fleet AIDS Society in law enforcement often importune, interference or damage to law enforcement.
  • Come to receive vote, but cannot importune others to poll for a certain person, but it is to want communal circumstance to establish ballot box commonly.
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  • But a glimpse of the relationship can be found in the notes of a visitor, August Gottlieb Meissner, who was present when Mozart's friends importuned him to finish the overture to Don Giovanni.
  • I importune you to help them
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  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • Come to receive vote, but cannot importune others to poll for a certain person, but it is to want communal circumstance to establish ballot box commonly.
  • In 1935 members of the Montgomery Air Pilots Club importuned city officials for improvements at the airport.
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  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • The harbour was crowded with fishing vessels no longer employed… the quay was covered in long grass and a melancholy assemblage of beggars importuned us for relief wherever we walked.
  • Come to receive vote, but cannot importune others to poll for a certain person, but it is to want communal circumstance to establish ballot box commonly.
  • As a journalist, I've been cajoled, flattered, and importuned (not to mention insulted, ignored, bored, and patronized) by politicians.
  • They told reporters that these so-called fleet AIDS Society in law enforcement often importune, interference or damage to law enforcement.
  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • _ "Sous ce tombeau git LE SAGE, abattu Par le ciseau de la Parque importune; S'il ne fut pas ami de la fortune, Il fut toujours ami de la vertu. Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)
  • For instance, when Tom importunes a reclining, exhausted Grace, the director cuts from a shot of the woman nearly asleep to one of her wide awake, sitting up and trying to still Tom's jabbering.
  • Russian and Chinese officials likely have found it easier to interact with each other than with their Western interlocutors, who constantly importune them to improve their human rights and other domestic practices.
  • 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
  • He is importuned by a friend, Sen. Reverdy Johnson Tom Wilkinson of Maryland, to help in her defense. Marshall Fine: Movie Review: The Conspirator
  • But I didn't importune or invite other people to do it.
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  • He travelled to Bristol, to London, to Kent, everywhere preaching the truth — opportune, importune, tempestive, to use the language ironically applied by him to the Bishop of London, [150] — and this, too, with his health greatly weakened and impaired. Luther and Other Leaders of the Reformation
  • As a tourist, you are importuned for money the moment you step outside your hotel.
  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • This caused a considerable stir among the other guests, all of whom importuned her to reveal whether she had discussed the story with people in the O campaign or, more to the point, whether someone in the campaign leaked the story to her. O: A Presidential Novel
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  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • WORDS ACCENTED ON THE LAST SYLLABLE: address _address'_ adept _adept'_ adult _adult'_ ally _ally'_ commandant _commandänt '(ä as in arm) _ contour _contour'_ dessert _dessert'_ dilate _dilate'_ excise _eksiz'_ finance _finance'_ grimace _grimace'_ importune _importune'_ occult _occult'_ pretence _pretence'_ research _research'_ robust _robust'_ romance _romance'_ tirade _tirade'_ Practical Grammar and Composition
  • The ancient dame seeing herself so rudely nonsuited, went off screaming revenge; and although she had not had a tooth in her head for twenty long years, she noised about town that Mr. Leyton had knocked two of her teeth out, and importuned the Governor to obtain her some pecuniary indemnification. Travels in Morocco
  • Vidal announced ... that I had that very afternoon importuned Barry Goldwater to accept a draft of an acceptance speech I had written for him, and that Goldwater had brusquely turned me down, all of this in the presence of ‘John Jones,’ a Goldwater aide. R_urell: William F. Buckley: Father of Modern "Conservatism"
  • To the sellers in the market, to the barmen and barmaids, to the beggars who importuned him for a lob Mr Dedalus told the same tale — that he was an old Corkonian, that he had been trying for thirty years to get rid of his Cork accent up in Dublin and that Peter Pickackafax beside him was his eldest son but that he was only a Dublin jackeen. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Contrast that with the way that Columbus, living in a Europe of competing nations, could importune king after king until he hit on someone to back his voyage over the ocean.

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