Part of speech: verb

To urge incessantly.

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Usage examples "importune":

  1. On 17 September she is obliged to importune Killigrew once more on the occasion of sending him a letter from Scott dealing with political matters. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.
  2. The bullock and one duck were presented to the captain by way of " dash;" always the most expensive mode of procuring provisions, for, unless you dash the donor to at least an equal extent, he will certainly importune you for more. - "Journal of an African Cruiser", Horatio Bridge.
  3. At the first glimpse of dawn he hastened to the prison, again to importune this intractable stranger; but the rage of Vathek exceeded all bounds on finding the prison empty, the gates burst asunder, and his guards lying lifeless around him. - "The History of the Caliph Vathek", William Beckford.