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Synonyms for importunate

Synonyms for importunate

firm or obstinate, as in making a demand or maintaining a stand

Words related to importunate

expressing earnest entreaty

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He had been somewhat languidly drifting with events for the last fortnight, and letting May's fair looks and radiant nature obliterate the rather importunate pressure of the Mingott claims.
The result was discoverable, he added, in that silent, yet importunate and terrible influence which for centuries had moulded the destinies of his family, and which made him what I now saw him--what he was.
Dimmesdale's flock, were alike importunate that he should make trial of the physician's frankly offered skill.
Kashamu urged the security agencies and the national leadership of the party to call Adebutu to order before his importunate actions plunge the party and state into unnecessary chaos and crisis.
Will it by this importunate decision to do police work, have to run the UN HR gauntlet again?
To escape captivity in the importunate body is the earnest young philosopher's dearest wish, but the poet takes evident pleasure in rendering that prison of the flesh:
As sin is primarily the alienation of man from God, a forgiving God, penance, as a remedy or cure for sins is the state of spiritual sufferance for a dark and importunate past, the return of man to God andreconciliation with God, as well as the strong determination to change and to improve, are the beginning of a new life and the recovery of man from death of the spirit.
It is not even the point that this charismatic teenager has shown us that there lurks in each of us the thought of mocking death, of mocking Israel's occupation soldiers - soldiers who have pushed their way into your homeland, into your village, into your front yard, into your house, into you bedroom, and then into the essential repertoire of your human being - and showing them to be mere importunate midgets with heavy weapons.
(Someone was importunate. I think he clings too much to his allies who lust after Malacanang.)
Vice-treasurer of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Mohamed Sajid highlighted the importunate of the upcoming Forum in Bahrain which will help in establishing two-way communication to bridge between local and Filipino business owners and set a stage for more activity in trade, investments and joint-ventures areas.
Edvard Schiffauer: The Importunate G flat, Jiri Laburda: Sonata per violoncello e pianoforte, Jindra Necasova Nardelli: Crystals, Ivan Zelenka: Prelude, Fugue and Toccata, Miroslav Kubicka: Two Allegrettos (world premieres).
The woman was a mirror image of the psalmists who badgered God; she had the type of unrelenting faith Luke would extol in the story of the importunate friend and the widow perturbing the unjust judge (Luke 11:5-8, 18:1-8).
Mitchell to make us reflect on our abiding tendency to attribute quasi-magical agency to images, seems particularly relevant when beholding the uncanny, even importunate vitality of Torbjorn Roldland's photographs.
When talking about how to treat the lords, he said, "to be importunate with one's lord will mean humiliation.
Having allowed "the years for wild oats and for daring" to pass him by, never partaking in "the passionate tragic ephemeral loves of adolescence" or "the wild importunate fumbling flesh," he has accepted the peaceful life of a "middleaged eunuch" (30), much like the faun's "unseeking impotence" (Marble 19), and the passion he finally experiences with Charlotte is for him an initiation into the world of experience.