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Definition of "importuning" [importuning]

  • Present participle of importune. (verb)
  • The act by which somebody is importuned; pleading harassment. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "importuning" in a sentence
  • "According to the court transcript, there was no "importuning" of anyone coming or leaving the funeral."
  • "It seems to me madness is a kind of importuning, a clutching at the sleeve."
  • ""To the last hour of the existence of several who appeared to be conspicuous actors in the drama, they were pressingly importuned to make further confessions," -- this "importuning" being more clearly defined in a letter of Mr. Ferguson, owner of two of the slaves, as "having them severely corrected.""
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