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The daily Importunities of Creditors, who become so by serving your profuse Vanities: Did I ever murmur at supplying any of your Diversions, while I believ'd 'em (as you call'd 'em) harmless?
and importunities of my thoughtless youth In perfect resignation to the Almighty's will I now make and consecrate this my last Will and Testament First I give and bequeath to my brother William Townshend of Halesowen in Shropshire my 34 lot of land in Hampshire on proviso he will come over to possess it and if not to any of my Brother's and Sister's children that will come and possess it excepting my ungrateful and treacherous brother Benjamin and his heirs to whom I bequeath one shilling only my other lands in Frederick I assign to be sold as also my books commodities and ?
Yes, government deregulation had something to do with it - at the ceaseless importunities, financial and otherwise, of, yes, the private sector.
JOHANNA: Madam, if you insist on permitting this man to offer indignity to me, and encourage his importunities, I must claim the protection of my dear father
Later he became an intimate of Verus and his circle, dying, according to Flavianus Adeodatus, of a surfeit of lentils (Scandals and Importunities of the Grammarians, Lib.
protect[] the judge from continual importunities while the man is in the institution.
If a woman does not distract her lover with unattainable goals, she 'should be cumbered with importunities, oaths, sighs, letters, and all implements of love, which, to one resolved to the contrary, are most loathsome' (84-7).
Davis picks up similar sounds and rhythms in her second book, shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities (2003), a volume that an Amazon.
She reproves Feste when he displeases her; has little time for Toby's nonsense; is repeatedly gruff with Cesario; and rebuffs Orsino's importunities with dispatch, telling him on the last occasion, "If [your suit] be aught to the old tune, my lord / It is as fat and fulsome to mine ear / As howling after music" (5.
68), Ulysses nonetheless knows his chance for heroic adventure may have passed--Columbus-like, he could be stuck at home, beset by ill health, his former supporters' irritation by his projects, and importunities to retire.
64) By 'Orphic' he means the inclination of religious minds 'to see in the significant dream evidence of the innate powers of the soul itself, which it could exercise when liberated by sleep from the gross importunities of the body.
Observation, reflection, and reason--the standard equipment of every Austen heroine--eventually bring Catherine to a pretty shrewd reading of John Thorpe's character and equip her for her truly heroic resistance against Thorpe, Isabella, and James (later echoed in Mansfield Park by Fanny's resistance to the importunities of her cousins): "'If I could not be persuaded into doing what I thought wrong, I never will be tricked into it'" (101).