Ur"gent (?), a. [L. urgens, p. pr. of urgere: cf. F. urgent. See Urge.]

Urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important.

"The urgent hour."

Shak.

Some urgent cause to ordain the contrary. Hooker.

The Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste. Ex. xii. 33.

 

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