importunately

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

importunate +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

importunately ‎(comparative more importunately, superlative most importunately)

  1. In an importunate manner; with persistent or urgent solicitation.
    • 1909, E.M. Forster, “I”, in The Machine Stops:
      'I suppose I must see who it is', she thought, and set her chair in motion. The chair, like the music, was worked by machinery and it rolled her to the other side of the room where the bell still rang importunately.

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References[edit]

  • importunately in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911