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Definitionto ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
- God appealed to you, threatened you, entreated you to return to Him.Chapter 3 (64% in)
- It broke from him like a wail of despair from a hell of sufferers and died in a wail of furious entreaty, a cry for an iniquitous abandonment, a cry which was but the echo of an obscene scrawl which he had read on the oozing wall of a urinal.Chapter 2 (97% in)
- The Ruler of the universe entreated you, a creature of clay, to love Him Who made you and to keep His law.Chapter 3 (64% in)
There are no more uses of "entreat" in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
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