importunate


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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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A letter, however, had lately reached me in a distant part of the country--a letter from him-- which, in its wildly importunate nature, had admitted of no other than a personal reply.
The attendant added, "He seems very importunate, sir.
Presently one of the passengers, after vigorously pushing his way through the importunate crowd of porters, came up to him and politely asked if he could point out the English consulate, at the same time showing a passport which he wished to have visaed.
Because we have very important matters to communicate to one another, and it was impossible to talk five minutes in that inn without being annoyed by all those importunate fellows, who keep coming in, saluting you, and addressing you.
I will not detain you, monsieur," continued the countess; "I would not have our gratitude become indiscreet or importunate.
Nevertheless, let me sup in spite of sorrow, for an empty stomach is a very importunate thing, and thrusts itself on a man's notice no matter how dire is his distress.
They were, in fact, quite irksome in their attentions, and had a caressing manner at times quite importunate.
But by the time he got to Stoniton, the thought of his mother and Seth, left behind to endure everything without him, became too importunate, and his resolution failed him.
Henri; there were only about a dozen of them, but they made as much noise as might have sufficed for fifty; they seemed very little under her control; three or four at once assailed her with importunate requirements; she looked harassed, she demanded silence, but in vain.
I appear importunate to your majesty," said the lieutenant.
Here they eagerly slaked their thirst; but, this being allayed, the calls of hunger became equally importunate.
I might have believed this importunate insight to be merely a diseased activity of the imagination, but that my prevision of incalculable words and actions proved it to have a fixed relation to the mental process in other minds.
Do not forget the child,' cried the importunate Jat over his shoulder, and then bellowed in Punjabi; 'O Holy One - O disciple of the Holy One - O Gods above all the Worlds -behold affliction sitting at the gate
One more Unfortunate, Weary of breath, Rashly importunate Gone to her death!
During this interval she had become a less vivid and importunate image, receding from his foreground as May Welland resumed her rightful place in it.