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entreat
used in The Scarlet Letter

4 uses
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Definition to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • Mr. Dimmesdale gently repelled their entreaties.
    Chapter 9 -- The Leech (37% in)
  • In reply to her mother's command and entreaty that she would behave more decorously, little Pearl paused to gather the prickly burrs from a tall burdock which grew beside the tomb.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (49% in)
  • But Pearl, not a whit startled at her mother's threats any more than mollified by her entreaties, now suddenly burst into a fit of passion, gesticulating violently, and throwing her small figure into the most extravagant contortions.
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (53% in)
  • Come thou, and entreat his blessing!
    Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (83% in)

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