1 Gradually, to be sure, the stress of the old thoughts would return; but at least they did not importune her waking hour.
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2 The elders, the deacons, the motherly dames, and the young and fair maidens of Mr. Dimmesdale's flock, were alike importunate that he should make trial of the physician's frankly offered skill.
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3 "They mostly do," said the clergyman, griping hard at his breast, as if afflicted with an importunate throb of pain.
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4 Nevertheless, let me sup in spite of sorrow, for an empty stomach is a very importunate thing, and thrusts itself on a man's notice no matter how dire is his distress.
5 Among these importunate signs was one that had caught the attention of the family by its pictures.
6 I have almost forgotten you since: other ideas have driven yours from my head; but to-night I am resolved to be at ease; to dismiss what importunes, and recall what pleases.
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7 Lily's smile again flowed into a slight laugh: her friend's importunity was beginning to strike her as irrelevant.
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8 And to the importunity of their persisted questionings he had finally given in; and so it came to pass that every one now knew the shameful story of his wretched fate.
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9 Here the gentlemen interposed with earnest petitions to be further enlightened on these two last-named points; but they got only blushes, ejaculations, tremors, and titters, in return for their importunity.
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10 Satisfied that the cause was now on a footing the most proper and hopeful, Sir Thomas resolved to abstain from all farther importunity with his niece, and to shew no open interference.
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11 The conversation ended by the count, who wished to be generous and to avoid further importunity, saying that he would give a note of hand for eighty thousand rubles.
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12 Ideas recur to him with abrupt lucidity; the obliteration of intoxication, a sort of steam which has obscured the brain, is dissipated, and makes way for the clear and sharply outlined importunity of realities.
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13 Not the less, however, came this importunately obtrusive sense of change.
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14 After she had unsuccessfully canvassed the town and refused the importuning of many eager Carpetbaggers, she finally decided to take Tommy's suggestion and ask Hugh Elsing.
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15 But the firmness gradually faded away before her incessant importunings and tantrums.
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