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  • im´por|tun´er — im|por|tune «IHM pr TOON, TYOON; ihm PR chuhn», verb, tuned, tun|ing, adjective. –v.t. 1. to ask urgently or repeatedly; annoy with pressing demands: »The boy importuned the teacher to raise his grade. Similarly, there is little real concern… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • im|por|tune — «IHM pr TOON, TYOON; ihm PR chuhn», verb, tuned, tun|ing, adjective. –v.t. 1. to ask urgently or repeatedly; annoy with pressing demands: »The boy importuned the teacher to raise his grade. Similarly, there is little real concern that…she may… …   Useful english dictionary

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