Then abruptly they failed, as if the night, wearied with their importunity, had fallen upon the speakers and choked them.
Never was seen such patience and importunity as that displayed by boy and beast.
Keeping his own pace in society, as well as in the Court of Chancery, neither satire nor importunity could ruffle or confuse him.
You will pardon my importunity in favor of the sentiment which dictated it.
This, against his own mind at the importunity of col. Wallace, he undertook.
Rosa persisted, and at last worried Staines with her importunity.
importunity is of the essence of successful prayer, says Canon Liddon in a recent sermon.
Although he would not give from friendship, he gave to importunity.
And when the importunity continued, she declared she knew all this of Caponsacchi to be false.
"Supposed to mind their own business," said Hal, exasperated with the man's importunity.
early 15c., "persistence, insistence; over-eagerness," from Middle French importunité (14c.), from Latin importunitatem (nominative importunitas) "unsuitableness; unmannerliness, incivility," from importunus "unfit, troublesome" (see importune).