Importuning
Importune Im`por*tune", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Importuned} ([i^]m`p[o^]r*t[=u]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Importuning}.] [From {Importune}, a.: cf. F. importuner.] 1. To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry. [1913 Webster]

Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To import; to signify. [Obs.] ``It importunes death.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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