Pressing Press"ing, a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity. -- {Press"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • pressingly — adverb a) With a sense of urgency, because it is very important. I wrote pressingly to Mr. Boone to raise men with all expedition to join capt. Floyd. b) Importantly. Often used with more in this sense. Why would you do that on a date, and why,… …   Wiktionary

  • pressingly — adverb see pressing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pressingly — See pressing. * * * …   Universalium

  • pressingly — presɪŋlɪ adv. urgently, in the manner of requiring immediate attention …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pressingly — press·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • pressingly — adverb in a pressing manner • Derived from adjective: ↑pressing …   Useful english dictionary

  • pressing — pressingly, adv. pressingness, n. /pres ing/, adj. 1. urgent; demanding immediate attention: a pressing need. n. 2. any phonograph record produced in a record molding press from a master or a stamper. 3. a number of such records produced at one… …   Universalium

  • Instantly — In stant*ly, adv. 1. Without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. With urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly. They besought him instantly. Luke vii. 4. Syn: Directly; immediately; at once. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pressing — adjective Date: 1591 1. urgently important ; critical < a pressing issue > 2. earnest, warm • pressingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • urge — I. verb (urged; urging) Etymology: Latin urgēre to press, push, entreat more at wreak Date: circa 1555 transitive verb 1. to present, advocate, or demand earnestly or pressingly < his conviction was upheld on a theory never urged at his…trial… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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