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entreat
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King Lear
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  • neither to speak of him, entreat for him, nor any way sustain him.
  • Bethink yourself wherein you may have offended him: and at my entreaty forbear his presence until some little time hath qualified the heat of his displeasure; which at this instant so rageth in him that with the mischief of your person it would scarcely allay.
  • I am sorry for thee, friend; ’tis the duke’s pleasure, Whose disposition, all the world well knows, Will not be rubb’d nor stopp’d; I’ll entreat for thee.
  • If you will come to me,— For now I spy a danger,—I entreat you To bring but five-and-twenty: to no more Will I give place or notice.
  • My lord, entreat him by no means to stay.
  • I know, sir, I am no flatterer: he that beguiled you in a plain accent was a plain knave; which, for my part, I will not be, though I should win your displeasure to entreat me to’t.
  • Then pr’ythee get thee gone: if for my sake Thou wilt o’ertake us, hence a mile or twain, I’ the way toward Dover, do it for ancient love; And bring some covering for this naked soul, Which I’ll entreat to lead me.

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

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