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No doubt he told us both that he had received an urgent telegram.

It was another two hours' leave of absence she asked for "on urgent business."

An attach from the French Embassy was waiting to speak to me on urgent business.

The rapid increase of the business created an urgent demand for barrels.

But my most urgent task was speedily to make way with the incriminating corpse.

Lady Jane Granville's polite and urgent request was granted.

It also has direct and urgent bearing on many of the problems of womanhood.

But a few light knocks at the door and an urgent voice drew him from his dream.

He, on his side, already grieved and uneasy, called her back in urgent tones.

Why this brief and urgent despatch: "I await you; start this evening."

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French urgent "pressing, impelling" (14c.), from Latin urgentem (nominative urgens), present participle of urgere "to press hard, urge" (see urge (v.)). Related: Urgently.

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