pressing

Part of speech: adverb

PRESSINGLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Demanding immediate attention.

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Usage examples "pressing":

  1. For several years he prospered alone but finding the cares of life pressing upon him he wisely resolved to take a partner to accompany him in his pilgrimage through this vale of tears. - "Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution", L. Carroll Judson.
  2. Williams has been pressing for money, and I hope all the family will treat him well, for he is the kind of man who might take out his spite upon me, for the sake of getting even with somebody else." - "A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties", Charles Major.
  3. There was no difficulty in getting hands; and as I knew where to find the best men, we soon had a first- rate ship's company without much pressing. - "The Loss of the Royal George", W.H.G. Kingston.