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important (obs. sense, not pre-S.): urgent, pressing, importunate Err. V. i. 138 “At your letters,” Ado II. i. 75, All'sW. III. vii. 21 “his blood will nought deny,” Lr. IV. iv. 26 (Ff “importun'd”).
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