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  • "Ardalion," said Nina Alexandrovitch, entreatingly.
  • "Oh, but it is absolutely necessary for me," Gania entreated.
  • Gania was evidently much alarmed at the idea that the prince would not consent to take his note, and he looked at him now with an expression of absolute entreaty.
  • Give us satisfaction, without entreaties or thanks from us; do not expect thanks from us, for what you do will be done not for our sake, but for the sake of justice.
  • The estate was considerably encumbered with debts; creditors turned up on all sides, and the prince, in spite of all advice and entreaty, insisted upon managing all matters of claim himself—which, of course, meant satisfying everybody all round, although half the claims were absolutely fraudulent.
  • ’Most learned judge!’ said he, ’picture this unhappy man, crippled by age and infirmities, who gains his living by honourable toil—picture him, I repeat, robbed of his all, of his last mouthful; remember, I entreat you, the words of that learned legislator, "Let mercy and justice alike rule the courts of law."
  • He entreated Keller to give him back the pistol, and he’d soon show them all that "his honour—his honour,"—but he was "dishonoured, now, for ever!"
  • "Oh, let her alone, I entreat you!" cried the prince.
  • But Aglaya so entreated them that at last they consented to sell her the hedgehog.
  • Vera promised, and the prince entreated her not to tell anyone of his intention.
  • He could bear it no longer, and with a look of entreaty, mingled with reproach, he addressed Aglaya, pointing to Nastasia the while: "How can you?" he murmured; "she is so unhappy."
  • ) "For a whole week she has been entreating and worrying and persuading me to marry you.
  • Get up!" he entreated, in despair.
  • "Listen, Lebedeff," began the prince, quite overwhelmed; "DO act quietly—don’t make a scandal, Lebedeff, I ask you—I entreat you!

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

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