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appeal
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: appeals to youthful tastes Define
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
  • That should appeal to your imagination.
    p.140.9

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  • She has an appealing smile.
  • Her enthusiasm appeals to me.

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as in: appealed for help Define
a request or the act of asking -- sometimes specifically that a decision be overturned
  •   Jem shuddered. "Like somebody was readin’ my mindů like somebody could tell what I was gonna do. Can’t anybody tell what I’m gonna do lest they know me, can they, Scout?"
      Jem’s question was an appeal. I reassured him: "Can’t anybody tell what you’re gonna do lest they live in the house with you, and even I can’t tell sometimes."
    p.78.6
  • Before I’m through, I intend to jar the jury a bit— I think we’ll have a reasonable chance on appeal, though.
    p.117.3

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  • There’ll be an appeal, you can count on that.
    p.285.8
  • Dill was of the opinion that an appeal to Atticus’s better nature might work:
    p.292.2
  • "If he loses his appeal," I asked one evening, "what’ll happen to him?"
    p.293.7

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  • The Justice Department filed an appeal today in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the lower court’s ruling that...
  • The school district lost the law suit, but they plan to appeal the verdict in a higher court.

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as in: appealed for help Define
a request or the act of asking -- sometimes specifically that a decision be overturned
as in: appeals to youthful tastes Define
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
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