importunity (n.) Old form(s): importunitie
persistent solicitation, troublesome persistence
Ham I.iii.32[Laertes to Ophelia, warning her not to yield to Hamlet] or your chaste treasure open / To his unmastered importunity
MV IV.i.158[Clerk reading Bellario's letter, of Portia as Balthasar] He is furnished with my opinion which ... comes with him at my importunity
Oth III.iii.249[Iago to Othello, of Desdemona and Cassio] Note if your lady strain his entertainment / With any strong or vehement importunity
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