Definition of Importuning

1. Verb. (present participle of importune) ¹



2. Noun. The act by which somebody is importuned; pleading harassment. ¹

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Definition of Importuning

1. importune [v] - See also: importune

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Importuning

importless
imports
importunable
importunacy
importunate
importunately
importunateness
importunator
importunators
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importunely
importuner
importuners
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importuning (current term)
importunings
importunities
importunity
importuous
imposable
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imposers
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Literary usage of Importuning

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"_ Unseasonably engaging; improperly importuning. She of late is lightened of her womb, That her to see should be but troublesome. 7. Importunate ; teasing. ..."

2. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"So saying, he turned him to a sacred stream, Took water from its brim, and offered Heaven Much prayer, with many an importuning vow. Soon o'er the spreading ..."

3. The Spirit of the Public Journals: Being an Impartial Selection of the Most by Stephen Jones, Charles Molloy Westmacott (1811)
"To which Hodge replied, with the sneer of a Garrow, " Yeu 're a deuced deal likelier to frighten my barrow." A PUN ON MY DAUGHTER ARABELLA'S importuning ME ..."

4. Good Old Dorchester: A Narrative History of the Town, 1630-1893 by William Dana Orcutt (1891)
"For threescore years and ten, aye, more, I have been importuning Nature to disclose the secrets of her wonder-working power by which she strews the earth ..."

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