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  • v  beg persistently and urgently
    I importune you to help them

  • Romeo, grand srieux, to importune .
  • The better informed monarchs of today, care they to importune the music of sweet strings, always summon four and frequently, it is said, call for the Flonzaleys by name.
  • When callers importune him he takes a bath or goes to bed.

  • Charles Schumer in New York Times
    One of the main causes of the public's discontent is that they feel China doesn't treat us fairly, and that no one is doing anything about it,Mr. Schumer said in an interview. "That may importune the administration to act, but if they...
  • Karl Rove in FOXNews (blog)
    Rove describes Bush's fury at the debate, "At one point, he even barked at (Andy) Card, 'I am the president!' when Andy tried to importune him to listen to the Secret Service's concerns. Later that day Bush would override the Service's concerns and...

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