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At last, seeing my unconquerable repugnance, he ceased to importune me.
We will add this in general, touching the affection of envy; that of all other affections, it is the most importune and continual.
She had come to the conclusion that he spoke no other English, and so she ceased to importune him for information; but never did she forget to greet him pleasantly or to thank him for the hideous, nauseating meals he brought her.
With that Both table and provision vanished quite, With sound of harpies' wings and talons heard; Only the importune Tempter still remained, And with these words his temptation pursued:-- "By hunger, that each other creature tames, Thou art not to be harmed, therefore not moved; Thy temperance, invincible besides, For no allurement yields to appetite; And all thy heart is set on high designs, High actions.
At times the whole world seems to be in conspiracy to importune you with emphatic trifles.