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Important, 1) full of meaning, weighty, momentous: “among other i. and most serious designs,” LLL V, 1, 104. “come to what is i. in it,” Tw. I, 5, 204. “things small as nothing he makes i.” Troil. II, 3, 180. “I have i. business,” V, 1, 89. “lets go by the i. acting of your dread command,” Hml. III, 4, 108 (or == urgent, zealous?).
2) urgent, pressing, importunate: “at your i. letters,” Err. V, 138. “if the prince be too i., tell him there is measure in every thing,” Ado II, 1, 74. “his i. blood will nought deny,” All's III, 7, 21. “France my mourning and i. tears hath pitied,” Lr. IV, 4, 26 (Ff importuned).
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