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importunity

[im-pawr-too-ni-tee, -tyoo-] /ˌɪm pɔrˈtu nɪ ti, -ˈtyu-/
noun, plural importunities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation.
2.
importunities, importunate solicitations or demands.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English importunite < Latin importūnitās. See importune, -ity
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  • Persistent importunity will not, therefore, be the best support of an application for office.
  • Persistent importunity will not therefore, be the best support of an application for office.
  • At last with her much importunity she prevailed upon him to go in and look at him, saying he was being eaten up alive.

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