(1) Russian and Chinese officials likely have found it easier to interact with each other than with their Western interlocutors, who constantly importune them to improve their human rights and other domestic practices.(2) But I didn't importune or invite other people to do it.(3) Contrast that with the way that Columbus, living in a Europe of competing nations, could importune king after king until he hit on someone to back his voyage over the ocean.(4) if he were alive now, I should importune him with my questions(5) As a journalist, I've been cajoled, flattered, and importuned (not to mention insulted, ignored, bored, and patronized) by politicians.(6) The harbour was crowded with fishing vessels no longer employed├ö├ç┬¬ the quay was covered in long grass and a melancholy assemblage of beggars importuned us for relief wherever we walked.(7) Then, relating the criminal conduct of Hamlet's uncle and his mother, the ghost importunes Hamlet to revenge it.(8) You are under arrest for importuning for immoral proposes.(9) The merchandise pushers have invaded the commons of childhood, the free open spaces of imagination and play, and turned them into a free-fire zone of commercial importuning .(10) In 1935 members of the Montgomery Air Pilots Club importuned city officials for improvements at the airport.(11) Her manipulative, importuning presence violates their sense of entitlement, which at first the film seems not to question.(12) For instance, when Tom importunes a reclining, exhausted Grace, the director cuts from a shot of the woman nearly asleep to one of her wide awake, sitting up and trying to still Tom's jabbering.(13) But a glimpse of the relationship can be found in the notes of a visitor, August Gottlieb Meissner, who was present when Mozart's friends importuned him to finish the overture to Don Giovanni.(14) I understand that well-meaning people are sometimes importuned to write such letters on behalf of those who aren't in a position to respond themselves.(15) Although I was being importuned with an obstinate request for alms, I nonetheless summoned enough courage to give him a glowering look in an attempt to scare him away.(16) ├ö├ç├┐If I could just see you, talk to you├ö├ç├û a woman importunes her lover, forgetting that she is, in fact, talking to him.