verb (used with object), im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing.
verb (used without object), im·por·tuned, im·por·tun·ing.
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Origin of importune
OTHER WORDS FROM importuneim·por·tune·ly, adverbim·por·tun·er, nounun·im·por·tuned, adjective
Words nearby importune
Example sentences from the Web for importune
I beg, plead, implore, importune: Get some spokespeople out there for the cause who are just regular Americans.
Perhaps some other way may be found, though it does not as yet occur to me, by means of which I need not importune you in future.Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2|Lady Wallace
I would not importune the mighty prince, but rather Gripir's good counsel have.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
But why importune readers with Emily's theory, when they have doubtless already guessed it in detail?The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
British Dictionary definitions for importune
- to anger or annoy
- to force; impel