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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPORTING

What do they mean by importing their methods of Crim-Tartary here?

The chief accusation was that of importing arms for the rebellion.

They had enjoyed the right of importing slaves when colonies.

His father was the original founder of the importing trade graft.

All the same, I had another little nail to drive in importing you.

She also had the support of France, and a means of importing supplies.

The landlady consented to his importing an oil-stove for cooking his meals.

He took malice in the moral sense, as importing a malevolent motive.

But why don't the Americans reel their own raw silk, then, instead of importing it?

We were cut off from the world, and there was no means of importing stores.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "convey information, express, make known, signify," from Latin importare "bring in, convey," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Sense of "bring in goods from abroad" first recorded c.1500. Related: Imported; importing.