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They even send out a note with the Oscars rulebook which reads: "You may be importuned by advertisements, promotional gifts, dinner invitations and other lobbying tactics in an attempt to solicit your vote.
It was she who importuned him to write down his stories, but she soon grew weary of the fictional persona that overwhelmed her
The drag of the huge trade deficit on the economy now becomes significant and the National Association of Manufacturers has importuned the administration that "at current levels, the exchange value of the dollar is having a strong negative impact on manufacturing exports, production and employment.
Although privacy groups importuned the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to sue Intel and Microsoft, these agencies have held their fire.
I importuned the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc.
God did not merely demand of Abraham to make a fresh beginning in His name; He importuned him to recreate his very being through a radical reengagement of faith.
But a few paragraphs on we learn it was there that Smith importuned a General Clerc (he fancied military men and carried his walking stick as he would a musket; if he hadn't been an economist he might have been a recruiting sergeant).
He is importuned by Balak, the king of Moab, to place a malediction on the people of Israel, who are camped ominously on the plains of Moab.
She begins by complaining of being importuned by people telling her they write and sending her their manuscripts.
Having achieved considerable success as a novelist and cultural critic, having already talked at great length about his life, works, philosophy, the South, the state of society - and still being importuned to say more - what does the subject do?
The mujabu l-dawah are a special class of people who are known for their effectiveness in eliciting favorable responses from God to their prayers, so they are often sought out by the unfortunate and importuned to solicit His help.