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  • Importunely — Im por*tune ly, adv. In an importune manner. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • importunely — adverb see importune I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • importunely — See importune. * * * …   Universalium

  • importunely — adverb see importune I …   Useful english dictionary

  • importune — importunely, adv. importuner, n. /im pawr toohn , tyoohn , im pawr cheuhn/, v., importuned, importuning, adj. v.t. 1. to press or beset with solicitations; demand with urgency or persistence. 2. to make improper advances toward (a person). 3. to… …   Universalium

  • importune — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French & Latin; Anglo French importun, from Latin importunus, from in + portunus (as in opportunus fit) more at opportune Date: 15th century importunate • importunely adverb II. verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • importuner — See importunely. * * * …   Universalium

  • importune — [c]/ɪmˈpɔtʃun / (say im pawchoohn), /ɪmpɔˈtjun / (say impaw tyoohn) verb (importuned, importuning) –verb (t) 1. to beset with solicitations; beg urgently or persistently. 2. to beg for (something) urgently or persistently. 3. Obsolete to annoy. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • importune — [im΄pôr to͞on′, im΄pôrtyo͞on′; im΄pərto͞on′, im΄pərtyo͞on′; ] chiefly Brit [ im pôr′tyo͞on΄, im pôr′cho͞on΄] vt. importuned, importuning [Fr importuner < the adj.] 1. to trouble with requests or demands; urge or entreat persistently or… …   English World dictionary

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