Then abruptly they failed, as if the night, wearied with their importunity, had fallen upon the speakers and choked them.
"Supposed to mind their own business," said Hal, exasperated with the man's importunity.
Keeping his own pace in society, as well as in the Court of Chancery, neither satire nor importunity could ruffle or confuse him.
But he persevered in his request, and wrung from him by his importunity what his deserts could not get.
This, against his own mind at the importunity of col. Wallace, he undertook.
Wearied by his importunity, Lady Newburgh at last forbade him the house.
importunity is of the essence of successful prayer, says Canon Liddon in a recent sermon.
Never was seen such patience and importunity as that displayed by boy and beast.
And when the importunity continued, she declared she knew all this of Caponsacchi to be false.
You will pardon my importunity in favor of the sentiment which dictated it.
early 15c., "persistence, insistence; over-eagerness," from Middle French importunité (14c.), from Latin importunitatem (nominative importunitas) "unsuitableness; unmannerliness, incivility," from importunus "unfit, troublesome" (see importune).