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intercede
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • He had before served me a scurvy trick, which set the queen alaughing, although at the same time she was heartily vexed, and would have immediately cashiered him, if I had not been so generous as to intercede.
  • I entreated this illustrious person, to intercede in my behalf with his majesty, for leave to depart; which he accordingly did, as he was pleased to tell me, with regret: for indeed he had made me several offers very advantageous, which, however, I refused, with expressions of the highest acknowledgment.
  • I remember, when I was once interceding with the emperor for a criminal who had wronged his master of a great sum of money, which he had received by order and ran away with; and happening to tell his majesty, by way of extenuation, that it was only a breach of trust, the emperor thought it monstrous in me to offer as a defence the greatest aggravation of the crime; and truly I had little to say in return, farther than the common answer, that different nations had different customs;

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  • We are prepared for attacks on the palace, and when the rebels attack the public, we intercede as best we can.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Just spend another term or so impressing Kilvin, then ask him to intercede on your behalf.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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