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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·por·tune /ˌɪmpɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·por·tune a.
 1. Inopportune; unseasonable. [Obs.]
 2. Troublesome; vexatious; persistent; urgent; hence, vexatious on account of untimely urgency or pertinacious solicitation. [Obs.]
    And their importune fates all satisfied.   --Spenser.
    Of all other affections it [envy] is the most importune and continual.   --Bacon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·por·tune, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Importuned p. pr. & vb. n. Importuning.]
 1. To request or solicit, with urgency; to press with frequent, unreasonable, or troublesome application or pertinacity; hence, to tease; to irritate; to worry.
    Their ministers and residents here have perpetually importuned the court with unreasonable demands.   --Swift.
 2. To import; to signify. [Obs.] “It importunes death.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·por·tune, v. i. To require; to demand. [Obs.]
 We shall write to you,
 As time and our concernings shall importune.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help
          them" [syn: insist]