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Synonyms for importunity

insistent solicitation and entreaty

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clamorous importunity of partial interests," the legislature should
Glosses are provided for many words that either appear in modern dictionaries or, if used by Browne in ways that differ slightly from modern usage, seem clear enough in their context: in Religio Medici alone, glosses are provided for importunity, singularity, clime, prelates, usurpation, scrupulous, take up the gauntlet, extirpate, inveigle (spelled differently in text and in key word in gloss), solecism, equivocal (twice), cosmography, prodigies, hieroglyphics, Pentateuch, legerdemain, changelings, progenies, antipathies (twice), construe, memento mori, livery, flaming mountains ("volcanoes"), inundation, reprehension, impostures, peccadillo, quotidian, prating, husbandman, deleterious.
He further said that feeling its national and religious responsibilities, Ghazali Education Trust have arranged the contest were not only the need of the time but also the importunity under the present circumstances.
Those buffer zones, Souter wrote in 2000, shielded "people already tense or distressed in anticipation of medical attention (whether an abortion or some other procedure) from the unwanted intrusion of close personal importunity by strangers.
This may look like a typical example of teenage importunity and entitlement, but in the context of the clinic why not consider the member's complaints as a sign of health?
Johnson later might have had second thoughts about this importunity, since King and civil rights activists would take direct action in Selma, Alabama, that aroused massive resistance from local police and state troopers as well as national demonstrations in support of the marchers, some of which were directed at the president for not taking immediate action to avert the violence.
Secondly, a plaintiff may argue that the transaction has been caused by the effect of an importunity of the plaintiff so as to amount to unconscionable conduct on the part of the plaintiff's attorney.
And as in negotiation with others, men are wrought by cunning, by importunity, and by vehemency; so in this negotiation within ourselves, men are undermined by inconsequences, solicited and importuned by impressions or observations, and transported by passions.
she would often ask the Indians to let her go home; they not being willing to that, and yet vexed with her importunity, gathered a great company together about her and stript her naked, and set her in the midst of them and when they had sung and danced about her,.
I don't believe you thoroughly appreciate the importunity of our present predicament.
Yes, she is truly passionate for the embraces of her father, when with shameless importunity she exerts herself to breach the agreement between you and the Supreme Pontiff, who is the fathers of fathers.
But when Laertes warns her not to get too close to Hamlet, or else she may "lose [her] heart, or [her] chaste treasure open / To his unmastered importunity," she grows still and stares straight ahead as he tells her to "fear it" (1.
Finding new love in a middle school principle, Oliver's life seems to be growing more problematic, but the importunity to make a difference in the lives of others may give Oliver what he needs to fix his own life.
The massiveness and importunity should be greater because the present protests are insufficient in bringing down the government," stated Marku.
In his account of the Canaanite woman's faith in the district of Tyre and Sidon, Matthew records Jesus confining his sentness to Israel--"I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel"--but this understanding of a purely local calling is challenged immediately and successfully by the foreign woman's importunity.