verb (used with object), im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing.
verb (used without object), im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing.
Origin of importune
Related formsim·por·tune·ly, adverbim·por·tun·er, nounun·im·por·tuned, adjective
Examples from the Web for importune
I beg, plead, implore, importune: Get some spokespeople out there for the cause who are just regular Americans.
Do not importune a gentleman to buy of you; and do not charge an extortionate price for a trifling article.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
I fear to importune you by the length of this letter; but you will pardon me the liberty I take.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
Imagine, then, how strenuously they importune the saints who can do so much with so little exertion!King of Camargue|Jean Aicard
British Dictionary definitions for importune
- to anger or annoy
- to force; impel