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entreat
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Moby Dick
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  • Entreaties, cuffs, and kicks could not drive them back, so at their own instance they were put down in the ship’s run for salvation.
  • Only the silence of the boat was at intervals startlingly pierced by one of his peculiar whispers, now harsh with command, now soft with entreaty.
  • Then I entreat you, tell me if to the best of your own convictions, this your story is in substance really true?
  • Not reasoning; not remonstrance; not entreaty wilt thou hearken to; all this thou scornest.
  • Nay, sir, not yet; I do entreat.
  • This was the tormented surgeon, who, after in vain remonstrating against the proceedings of the day, had betaken himself to the Captain’s round-house (CABINET he called it) to avoid the pest; but still, could not help yelling out his entreaties and indignations at times.
  • All by his own request, also, biscuits were then ranged round the sides within: a flask of fresh water was placed at the head, and a small bag of woody earth scraped up in the hold at the foot; and a piece of sail-cloth being rolled up for a pillow, Queequeg now entreated to be lifted into his final bed, that he might make trial of its comforts, if any it had.

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  • She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
  • She was unmoved by his entreaties.

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