The paper's CEO was importuning her to commit to "some more years" as executive editor just 12 days before she was dismissed.
A boy under the age of 16 years, whilst engaged in street trading, shall not annoy any person by importuning.
Instantly the importuning began, everybody crowding about her.
This appeared to satisfy Clarke, who was very anxious to be something, and had long been importuning Bonaparte for an appointment.
I saw I advanced nothing by importuning her, and I let the matter rest.
He is importuning my son-in-law, Mr. Alston, to pay him back those funds—which once he was so ready to furnish to us.
It must be confest, Damon, that you are the most importuning Man in the World.
A well-filled purse jingled in his pocket and now and then he tossed a silver coin to some importuning Indian along the road.
A great many wooers were importuning her, among whom a certain Alfvine, a great champion and man-slayer.
Already the energetic mother was importuning Charles to engage the daughter.
1520s, back-formation from importunity, or else from Middle French importuner, from Medieval Latin importunari "to make oneself troublesome," from Latin importunus "unfit, troublesome," originally "having no harbor" (i.e. "difficult to access"), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + portus "harbor" (see port (n.1)). Related: Importuned; importuning. As an adjective from early 15c.